TABLE 1

Demographics and Mean CES-D Scores for Mothers and Fathers With High and Low Depressive Symptoms (Total N = 5089)

VariableMothersFathers
Full Sample, N (Column %)Low Depression (N = 4536), N (Column %)High Depression (N = 733), N (Column %)Full Sample, N (Column %)Low Depression (N = 4567), N (Column %)High Depression (N = 522), N (Column %)
Age, y
    <20201 (3.9)151 (3.5)50 (6.8)63 (1.2)57 (1.2)6 (1.1)
    20–343802 (74.7)3261 (74.9)541 (73.8)3291 (64.7)2925 (64.0)366 (70.1)
    ≥351086 (21.3)944 (21.7)142 (19.4)1735 (34.1)1585 (34.7)150 (28.7)
Race
    White2853 (56.1)2464 (56.6)389 (53.1)2915 (57.4)2637 (57.8)278 (53.4)
    Black372 (7.3)308 (7.1)64 (8.7)419 (8.2)350 (7.7)69 (13.2)
    Hispanic732 (14.4)633 (14.6)99 (13.5)737 (14.5)667 (14.6)70 (13.4)
    Asian/Pacific Islander808 (15.9)687 (15.8)121 (16.5)725 (14.3)654 (14.3)71 (13.6)
    Other318 (6.3)258 (5.9)60 (8.2)286 (5.6)253 (5.5)33 (6.3)
Education
    ≤12th grade888 (17.4)711 (16.3)177 (24.1)742 (14.6)633 (13.9)109 (20.9)
    High school graduate1046 (20.6)868 (19.9)178 (24.3)1335 (26.2)1171 (25.6)164 (31.4)
    ≥Some college3155 (62.0)2777 (63.8)378 (51.6)3012 (59.2)2763 (60.5)249 (47.7)
Work status
    Full-time1665 (32.8)1476 (33.9)189 (25.8)4249 (86.1)3866 (87.2)383 (76.3)
    Part-time984 (19.4)858 (19.7)126 (17.2)246 (5.0)208 (4.7)38 (7.6)
    Unemployed2432 (47.9)2015 (46.3)417 (57.0)441 (8.9)360 (8.1)81 (16.1)
Mean CES-D score (SD)4.58 (4.96)2.96 (2.67)14.19 (4.50)3.69 (4.67)2.45 (2.59)14.53 (4.75)