Table 2

Description and crude logistic regression of maternal diagnostic status prior to pregnancy (lifetime until conception) and excessive infant crying (n=286)

Excessive crying (n=286)
No (n=257)Yes (n=29)
Lifetime until conception: Diagnostic groupsn%n%OR95% CIp Value
No AD (Reference) (n=100)9292.088.0
 Pure D (n=46)4597.812.20.260.032.110.205
 Pure A (n=79)6784.81215.22.060.805.320.135
 Comorbid AD (n=61)5386.9813.11.740.624.890.297
No anxiety disorder (no AD, pure D) (Reference) (n=146)13793.896.2
 Any anxiety disorder (pure A, comorbid AD) (n=140)12085.72014.32.541.115.780.027
No depressive disorder (no AD, pure A) (Reference) (n=179)15988.82011.2
 Any depressive disorder (pure D, comorbid AD) (n=107)9891.698.40.730.321.670.455
Lifetime until conception: Anxiety and depression liabilitymeanSDmeanSDOR95%CIp Value
AL in total sample (n=286)2.42.73.42.91.141.001.290.048
 AL in women without anxiety disorders (no AD, pure D) (n=146)0.40.70.20.40.640.172.470.521
 AL in women with any anxiety disorder (pure A, comorbid AD) (n=140)4.72.34.92.41.040.851.280.673
DL in total sample (n=286)2.62.52.42.50.970.831.140.720
 DL in women without depressive disorders (no AD, pure A) (n=179)0.91.31.01.41.030.721.480.866
 DL in women with any depressive disorder (pure D, comorbid AD) (n=107)5.21.65.61.21.140.731.780.558
  • (No AD) no anxiety nor depressive disorder prior to pregnancy, (Pure D) pure depressive disorder prior to pregnancy, (Pure A) pure anxiety disorder prior to pregnancy, (Comorbid AD) comorbid anxiety and depressive disorder prior to pregnancy, (AL) anxiety liability index, (DL) depression liability index, (n) number, (%) percentage, excessive infant crying was defined as crying for ≥3 h per day ≥3 days per week for ≥3 weeks, bold characters display statistically significant associations on the 5% level.