Table 3

 A comparison of the psychiatric history of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) mothers with control mothers and NICU fathers with control fathers

MothersFathers
NICUControlNICUControl
Values are percentage (number).
Life time diagnosis of major depressive episode27% (66)26% (26)21% (42)11% (10)
Alcohol abuse (life time)9% (21)12% (12)14% (28)23% (20)
Alcohol dependence (life time)10% (25)6% (6)13% (26)8% (7)
Ever had psychotherapy or counselling39% (94)38% (38)28% (58)22% (19)
Ever attended an outpatient specialist mental health service10% (23)9% (9)3% (7)2% (2)