Prevalence and Characteristics of Postpartum Depression Symptomatology among Canadian Women: A Cross-Sectional Study
Référence bibliographique 
Lanes, Andrea, Kuk, Jennifer L. et Tamim, Hala. 2011. «Prevalence and Characteristics of Postpartum Depression Symptomatology among Canadian Women: A Cross-Sectional Study ». BMC Public Health, vol. 11, no 5, p. 1-9.
Intentions : «This study aims to assess the current national and provincial prevalence rates of PPD [postpartum depression] symptomatology and the characteristics of PPD among Canadian women 15 years of age or greater.» (p. 2)
Échantillon/Matériau : «The analysis of this study was based on data from the Maternity Experience Survey (MES), which was designed by the Maternity Experiences Study Group of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System, and sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada.» (p. 2)
Instruments : Sondage
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
According to the authors, «[i]nformation from this study can aid health practitioners in addressing at-risk groups and inform prospective mothers of signs of PPDS, in order to increase both the timely attainment of treatment (i.e. antidepressants, professional psychotherapy, telephone based peer support) and the rate at which it can be obtained. Interventions that would specifically target women with a prior history of depression, less than adequate social support, are immigrant or adolescent mothers, or are experiencing high levels of stress may help to decrease the prevalence of PPDS among these populations.» (p. 8) Note that this study contains interprovincial comparison, it includes many statistics for the province of Quebec. Also many family factors contribute to PDD, for example the fact of living with a partner or not.