Table 1

Numbers of women in each scoring category on DASS-21 depression, anxiety and stress scales for each classified group (depressed, anxious-depressed, anxious, and stressed), and the number of women with corresponding EPDS identifications

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Extremely Severe

No EPDS identification (i.e., unlikely depressed)


Depressed group (N = 38)

on DASS-depression

24

12

1

1

on EPDS-likely depressed

14

9a

1

1

12

Anxious-depressed group (N = 23)

on DASS-depression

3

9

9

2

on EPDS-likely depressed

3

7

9

2

2b

on DASS-anxiety

5

8

3

7

on EPDS-likely depressed

4

8

2

7

2b

Anxious group (N = 18)

on DASS-anxiety

10

4

1

3

on EPDS-likely depressed

5

1

1

3

8

Stressed group (N = 15)

on DASS-stress

8

4

3

on EPDS-likely depressed

2

1

2

10


a Missing data for one woman who failed to complete the EPDS.

b The EPDS missed 4 classifications, 2 on depression and 2 on anxiety, which accounted for 2 cases of anxious-depression.

Miller et al. BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:12   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-6-12

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