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PRAMS - Depression
While you were pregnant, how often did you feel down, depressed, or hopeless?
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Always 3.4 2.3 2.6 2.1 2.3
Often 8.7 9.5 9.2 8.4 8.2
Sometimes 28.6 24.9 26.1 25.0 26.6
Rarely 32.1 36.2 34.5 32.7 30.6
Never 27.2 27.2 27.5 31.9 32.3
(n=1,899) (n=1,860) (n=1,897) (n=1,849) (n=1,562)
 
While you were pregnant, how often did you have little interest or little pressure in doing things?
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Always 4.9 2.2 4.0 2.8 3.6
Often 9.7 10.0 11.2 7.8 8.9
Sometimes 27.5 27.2 27.8 25.5 26.7
Rarely 35.5 34.8 34.4 36.5 31.9
Never 22.3 25.8 22.6 27.4 28.8
(n=1,908) (n=1,870) (n=1,907) (n=1,854) (n=1,576)
 
Since your new baby was born, how often have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless?
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Always 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.2
Often 7.7 7.5 9.1 8.9 7.8
Sometimes 25.8 24.4 21.8 25.4 24.0
Rarely 38.8 39.5 40.7 33.7 35.6
Never 26.3 27.5 27.1 30.4 31.4
(n=1,916) (n=1,878) (n=1,915) (n=1,863) (n=1,579)
 
Since your new baby was born, how often have you had little interest or little pleasure in doing things?
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Always 3.0 1.5 1.8 3.1 2.0
Often 6.8 5.0 7.0 6.3 5.5
Sometimes 19.2 20.9 18.1 23.5 20.2
Rarely 41.4 42.6 41.7 35.0 36.7
Never 29.6 30.0 31.4 32.2 35.6
(n=1,906) (n=1,872) (n=1,910) (n=1,856) (n=1,580)

  • All results are weighted.
  • The number of respondents (n) is the number of women who chose the responses above.
  • Percents may not add to 100.0 due to rounding.
  • Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.