Postpartum depression: Racial differences and ethnic disparities in a tri-racial and bi-ethnic population

  • Wei G
  • Greaver L
  • Marson S
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OBJECTIVES: This research investigated the differences and disparities of postpartum depression in a sample of African American, Hispanic, Native American, and White women. METHODS: A sample of 586 women were administered the Beck-Gable PDSS at 6-weeks postpartum. Factor analysis was applied to analyze the similarities among African American, Hispanic, Native American, and White participants. Confidence intervals of the rates of depression by group were estimated, followed by statistical tests to determine the differences among these rates. Risk assessment was performed with factor analysis and correlation methods. RESULTS: Hispanic women had a remarkably lower depression rate (2.5%) than other groups (P-values

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  • Correlation
  • Factor analysis
  • Postpartum depression
  • Racial-ethnic prevalence and disparities

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  • Guo Wei

  • Linda B. Greaver

  • Stephen M. Marson

  • Cynthia H. Herndon

  • James Rogers

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