Prevalence of antenatal depression and gender preference: A cross sectional study among mangalore population,Karnataka,India.

Hegde , Shruthi S and Pai , Keshava K and *, Abhishekh Hulegar A and *, Sandeep K.R (2013) Prevalence of antenatal depression and gender preference: A cross sectional study among mangalore population,Karnataka,India. Journal of Pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences , 30 (30). pp. 1011-1014. ISSN 2230 – 7885

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Abstract

Introduction: Recent metaanalysis on prevalence of antenatal depression in middle and low income countries showed a weighted mean prevalence of 15.6%. There has far been very less empirical research on the occurrence of antenatal depressive morbidity among Indian women. Hence the present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of antenatal depression and risk factors associated with it. Methods: The present cross-sectional study was carried out in obstetric outpatient department of tertiary care hospital, Mangalore. A total of 253 women attending the routine antenatal clinic during the study period formed the study subjects. Edinburg postnatal depression scale (EPDS) was administered to all the participants. EPDS score of greater than or equal to 13 was taken to calculate the prevalence of antenatal depression. Results: The prevalence of antenatal depression was found to be 36.75%. Male gender preference, unemployment, poor relation with the husband, term pregnancy and lack of recreation were independently associated with antenatal depression, while support from family and husband, being satisfied with pregnancy and being employed were associated with a reduced likelihood of depression. Conclusion: Prevalence of antenatal depression was found to be high in our population. Further community based studies are required to address this issue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antenatal-Depression, Prevalence, Gender-preference.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 10:26
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 10:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137077

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