Stressful life events and depression in late pregnancy: Comparison between rural and metropolitan women using data from an Australian cohort study

Gabriella Catanzariti, Stuart Watson, Raoul Oehmen, Kelli MacMillan, Megan Galbally

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Abstract

Objective: To identify whether a diagnosis of depression combined with rurality, compared with either depression or living in metropolitan areas alone, is associated with experiencing more stressful life events in pregnancy. Design: This study uses data from 402 pregnant women (206 metropolitan and 196 rural), enrolled in the Western Australian arm of the Mercy Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study. Mercy Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study is a prospective, longitudinal cohort with women recruited during early pregnancy (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-227
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Rural Health
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

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