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Statistics about Postpartum depression

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Postpartum depression:

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Prevalance of Postpartum depression: 10% of pregnancies.

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Postpartum depression: Roughly 10% of pregnancies result in postpartum depression (5) , which can occur a few days or even months after delivery. (Source: excerpt from Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet: NWHIC)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Postpartum depression. The term 'prevalence' of Postpartum depression usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Postpartum depression at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Postpartum depression refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Postpartum depression diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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