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Table 3 Association between mother–baby separation days and neurobehavioral development: multiple linear regression

From: Impact of Covid-19 in pregnancy on mother’s psychological status and infant’s neurobehavioral development: a longitudinal cohort study in China

Dependent variable Predictor: mother–baby separation days
β coefficient (95% CI) SE p value
Communication − 0.133 (− 0.250, − 0.016) 0.058 0.026
Gross motor − 0.112 (− 0.216, − 0.008) 0.052 0.036
Fine motor − 0.112 (− 0.248, 0.024) 0.068 0.104
Problem solving − 0.112 (− 0.233, 0.009) 0.060 0.068
Personal–social − 0.188 (− 0.313, − 0.062) 0.062 0.044
Social–emotional − 0.155 (− 0.340, 0.031) 0.092 0.099
  1. In the multiple linear regression modeling, except for the predictor of “mother–baby separation days,” there are other predictors, including preterm (yes or no), neonatal sex (boy or girl), admitted to NICU (yes or no), and the mother’s Covid-19 condition in the pregnancy period (mild or severe)