Depressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements.

TitleDepressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHartley, M, Tomlinson M, Greco E, Comulada SW, Stewart J, le Roux I, Mbewu N, Rotheram-Borus MJ
JournalReproductive health
Volume8
Pagination9
Date Published2011
ISSN1742-4755
KeywordsAdult, Depression, Epidemiologic Methods, Female, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Social Support, Socioeconomic Factors, South Africa, Spouse Abuse, Urban Health, Young Adult
Abstract

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 JournalReprod Health