Table 3.

Adjusted prevalence proportion ratio (aPPR) for reported daily health complaints and poor/fair self-assessed health in children of mothers treated for depression compared to children of mothers not treated for depressiona

First-time treatment aPPR (95% CI)Continued treatment aPPR (95% CI)Post-treatment aPPR (95% CI)Relapse
Any complaints n = 52301.35 (0.96 to 1.89)1.59 (1.37 to 1.85)b1.30 (1.20 to 1.41)b1.56 (1.35 to 1.79)b
Somatic complaints n = 18601.49 (0.80 to 2.76)2.01 (1.54 to 2.61)b1.41 (1.22 to 1.63)b1.39 (1.05 to 1.86)b
Mental complaints n = 40621.45 (1.00 to 2.09)1.57 (1.33 to 1.86)b1.27 (1.16 to 1.39)b1.67 (1.43 to 1.94)b
Both complaints n = 6922.38 (1.06 to 5.35)b2.51 (1.68 to 3.76)b1.39 (1.09 to 1.77)b1.90 (1.26 to 2.87)b
Low SAH n = 24121.58 (0.99 to 2.54)1.86 (1.51 to 2.28)b1.34 (1.19 to 1.50)b1.56 (1.26 to 1.93)b
  • a Reference group is children of mothers without depression.

  • b Statistically significant data. All estimates are adjusted for child age and maternal age, sex of the child, parity (three groups), maternal civil status (three groups), and education (three groups) at the date of questionnaire completion. Maternal civil status (three groups), education (three groups), and paternal depression (five groups) was defined by the same criteria as maternal depression at the date of the questionnaire. aPPR = adjusted prevalence proportion ratio. SAH = self-assessed health.