Prevalence of self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms – 17 states, 2004–2005
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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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.