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Depression during pregnancy: prevalence and risk factors among women attending a public health clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20191163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder during pregnancy and is associated with psychosocial and clinical obstetric factors. Despite being an important public health issue, there are few studies about this issue in Brazil. A cross-sectional study was carried out, involving 331 pregnant women attending a public primary health service over a one-year period in Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil. Participants were interviewed about their socio-demographic status, obstetric/medical conditions, life events and violence during pregnancy. Depression was assessed using the Composite International Development Interview. The prevalence of depression during pregnancy was 14.2% (95%CI: 10.7-18.5) and associated factors included: previous history of depression and any psychiatric treatment, unplanned pregnancy, serious physical illness and casual jobs. These data emphasize the need for screening for depression and its risk factors during pregnancy in settings where care is available. Psychosocial interventions and social policies need to be devised for this population.
Priscila Krauss Pereira; Giovanni Marcos Lovisi; Daniel L Pilowsky; Lúcia Abelha Lima; Leticia Fortes Legay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-12-15     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2725-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Praça Jorge Machado Moreira, Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Depression / epidemiology*,  psychology
Epidemiologic Methods
Health Status Indicators
Maternal Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
Maternal Welfare
Mothers / psychology
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  psychology
Prenatal Care*
Socioeconomic Factors
Women's Health*
Young Adult

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