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The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is conducted in two parts: a household interview and a visit to a mobile clinic. At 15 sites across Canada, the CHMS uses two trailers to collect physical measures on a sample of about 5,000 Canadians. The trailers contain clinic rooms outfitted with physical measures testing equipment; an administration area; and(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the relationships between stressful life conditions, social support, and depressive symptomatology during pregnancy in women of low socioeconomic status and a comparison group of women of higher socioeconomic status. METHODS Study participants were recruited from four hospital prenatal care clinics. Low socioeconomic status was(More)
BACKGROUND Postpartum depression has been the focus of much research in the past 15 years, but little is known about factors associated with depression of longer duration or later onset. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to analyze the relationship between stressful life conditions and postnatal depression in a group of women of low socioeconomic(More)
This study analyses the relationships between stressful life conditions and postnatal depressive symptomatology in a group of women of low socioeconomic status (SES) and a group of women of high SES from the third to the ninth week postpartum. Nulliparous pregnant women were recruited from the prenatal care clinics of four hospitals. Multiple linear(More)
The social support networks of a group of low socio-economic status (S.E.S.) mothers (n = 87) and a group of higher S.E.S. mothers (n = 44) are described and compared at the 30th week of pregnancy and at the third week after the birth of their first baby. The evolution of the support networks for these two groups of mothers during this period is also(More)
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