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Mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms among pregnant women in the USA
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  • Nancy Byatt, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Rui Sherry Xiao, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kate Dinh, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Molly E. Waring, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations; Department of Surgery; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
Date
2-1-2016
Document Type
Article
Abstract

We examined mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) >/=10) among a nationally representative sample of pregnant women using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2012. Logistic regression models estimated crude and adjusted odds ratios for mental health care use in the past year in relation to depressive symptoms. While 8.2 % (95 % CI 4.6-11.8) of pregnant women were depressed, only 12 % (95 % CI 1.8-22.1) of these women reported mental health care use in the past year.

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Citation: Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Feb;19(1):187-91. doi: 10.1007/s00737-015-0524-1. Epub 2015 Apr 7. Link to article on publisher's site
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PubMed ID
25846018
Citation Information
Nancy Byatt, Rui Sherry Xiao, Kate Dinh and Molly E. Waring. "Mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms among pregnant women in the USA" Vol. 19 Iss. 1 (2016) ISSN: 1435-1102 (Electronic)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_byatt/32/