Definition: Estimated percentage of women with a live birth who for a period of two weeks or longer after delivery felt sad, empty or depressed for most of the day and lost interest in most things they usually enjoyed, by race/ethnicity (e.g., an estimated 15.4% of Hispanic/Latina California women with a live birth in 2013-2015 experienced postpartum symptoms of depression).
Data Source: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division, & University of California, San Francisco, Center on Social Disparities in Health, Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey (Jun. 2018).
Footnote: Postpartum depressive symptoms are measured from birth until the time of survey, between two and nine months after delivery. MIHA is an annual population-based survey of California resident women with a live birth in the calendar year. Percentages are weighted to represent all women with a live birth in California and counties during the time period. Refer to the MIHA technical notes for information on weighting methods.