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released: 3 Jul 2012 author: AIHW media release

Data from the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey showed that 1 in 5 (20%) mothers of children aged 24 months or less had been diagnosed with depression. More than half of these mothers reported being diagnosed with depression during the perinatal period. Perinatal depression was more commonly reported among mothers who were younger (aged under 25), smokers, overweight/obese and from lower income households.

ISBN 978-1-74249-320-6; Cat. no. PHE 161; 20pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Objectives
    • 3 Main findings
      • 3.1 Prevalence of depression
      • 3.2 Timing of diagnosis
      • 3.3 Treatment sought or received for perinatal depression
      • 3.4 Source of treatment or assistance for perinatal depression
      • 3.5 Support for perinatal depression
      • 3.6 Completion of depression-related questionnaire
      • 3.7 Factors associated with perinatal depression
    • 4. Explanatory notes
  • End matter
    • Appendix A Depression module used in the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Perinatal depression: data from the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey. Cat. no. PHE 161. Canberra: AIHW.

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