Association between diabetes and perinatal depression among low-income mothers.

  title={Association between diabetes and perinatal depression among low-income mothers.},
  author={Katy Backes Kozhimannil and Mark A Pereira and Bernard L. Harlow},
  volume={301 8},
CONTEXT Perinatal depression affects at least 10% to 12% of new mothers, and diabetes complicates up to 9% of pregnancies. Prior research shows a higher rate of major depression among individuals with diabetes. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between diabetes and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period among a sample of low-income women. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective cohort study using data from New Jersey's Medicaid administrative claims database of 11,024… CONTINUE READING
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