Depression and negative life events among pregnant African-American and Hispanic women

Journal Name: 
Womens Health Issues
Authors: 
Zayas,L.H.
Cunningham,M.
McKee,M.D.
Jankowski,K.R.
Abstract: 
Depression, social support, and life events were assessed in a sample of African-American and Hispanic women (N = 148) with uncomplicated pregnancies. Over half (51%) showed elevated depressive symptoms. Overall, women had fewer social supports and more negative life events than found in previous studies. African-Americans had more practical social support and persons in their support networks than Hispanics. Over a third of the sample (37%) had lost an important person in the past year. Depressed women reported more negative events than nondepressed women. Many negative life events and few social supports place minority women at risk for prenatal depression
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2002
Volume: 
12
Pages: 
16-22
Keywords: 
Adult, African American, African Americans, African-American, clinical, clinical trial, Depression, depressive, Depressive Disorder, epidemiology, ethnology, Female, Health, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Life, Life Change Events, Mental Health, Methods, New York, New York City, Poverty, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, prevention & control, psychology, Research, Research Support, Risk, Social Support, support, Universities, Urban Population, women