Prevalence of self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms - 17 states, 2004--2005

Date: 2008
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Report
Author:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Publisher:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

MMWR. April 11, 2008; 57(14):361-366. This report summarizes the results of CDC analysis of data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)for 2004--2005. The report indicates that: prevalence of self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) in 17 U.S. states ranged from 11.7% (Maine) to 20.4% (New Mexico); younger women, those with lower educational attainment, and women who received Medicaid benefits for their delivery were more likely to report PDS.

Populations:  Women
About Suicide:  Depression/Bipolar