Depressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements.
|Title||Depressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Hartley, M, Tomlinson M, Greco E, Comulada SW, Stewart J, le Roux I, Mbewu N, Rotheram-Borus MJ|
|Keywords||Adult, Depression, Epidemiologic Methods, Female, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Social Support, Socioeconomic Factors, South Africa, Spouse Abuse, Urban Health, Young Adult|
The disability associated with depression and its impact on maternal and child health has important implications for public health policy. While the prevalence of postnatal depression is high, there are no prevalence data on antenatal depression in South Africa. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of depressed mood in pregnancy in Cape Town peri-urban settlements.
|Alternate Journal||Reprod Health|