Table 4: EPDS (Edinburgh postnatal depression scale) responses among postpartum women’s, from health centers of four sub-cities of Addis Ababa city Administration, Ethiopia, (N= 618).

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Experienced laugh and see funny side of things
   As much as always I could    394       63.8
   Not quite so much now    102       16.5
   Definitely not so much now    53       8.6
   Not at all    69       11.2
Look forward with enjoyment to things
  As much as I ever did    385       62.3
  Rather less than I used to    125       20.2
   Definitely less than I used to    60       9.7
  Hardly at all    48       7.8
Blamed yourself unnecessarily
  No never    309       50.0
  Not very often    119       19.3
  Yes some of the time    132       21.4
  Yes most of the time    58       9.4
Been anxious or worried for no good reason
  No not at all    319       51.6
  Hardly ever    70       11.2
  Yes sometimes    175       28.3
  Yes very often    54       8.7
Felt scared or panic for no good reason
   No not at all    375       60.7
   No, not much    102       16.5
   Yes, sometimes    111       18.0
   Yes, quite a lot    30       4.9
Things have been on top of you
  No I have been coping    388       62.8
  No most of the time    166       18.8
  Yes sometimes I haven’t been coping as well as usual    89       14.4
  Yes most of the time I haven’t been able to cope at all    25       4.0
Difficult to sleep
  No, not at all    375       60.7
  Not, very often    144       23.3
  Yes sometimes    73       11.8
  Yes most of the time    26       4.2
Felt sad or miserable
  No, not at all    386       62.5
  Not, very often    149       24.1
  Yes, quite often    62       10.0
  Yes, most of the time    21       3.4
So unhappy you have been crying
  No, never    410       63.3
  Only occasionally    149       24.1
  Yes quite often    41       6.6
  Yes, most of the time    18       2.9
Thought of harming your self
  Never    544       88.0
  Hardly ever    41       6.6
  Sometimes    31       5.0
  Yes, quite often    2       0.3

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