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      Sintomatología depresiva materna en México: prevalencia nacional, atención y perfiles poblacionales de riesgo Translated title: Maternal depressive symptomatology in México: National prevalence, care, and population risk profiles


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          Objetivo. Estimar la prevalencia de sintomatología depresiva (SD) en madres de menores de cinco años, tasas de detección y atención y probabilidades de presentar SD de acuerdo con perfiles de riesgo específicos. Material y métodos. Muestra de 7 187 mujeres con hijos menores de cinco años, proveniente de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición (Ensanut) 2012. Resultados. La prevalencia de SD es de 19.91%, lo que implica que 4.6 millones de menores viven con madres que podrán sufrir depresión moderada o grave. Hay bajas tasas de detección (17.06%) y atención (15.19%) de depresión. La SD se asocia con violencia (OR=2.34; IC95% 1.06-5.15), tener más de cuatro hijos, sexo femenino del menor, mayor edad del último hijo, bajo peso al nacer, inseguridad alimentaria y haber iniciado vida sexual antes de los 15 años (p<0.01). La probabilidad acumulada de SD, si se consideran todos los factores de riesgo, es de 69.76%; se podría reducir a 13.21% con medidas preventivas enfocadas en eliminar la violencia, la inseguridad alimentaria, las valoraciones inequitativas de género y el bajo peso al nacer. Conclusiones. La SD es un problema relevante de salud pública en México; está asociada con un conjunto bien determinado de factores de riesgo que ameritan prevención, así como detección y atención oportuna en los distintos niveles de atención.

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          Objective. This study estimates the prevalence of depressive symptomatology (DS) in women with children younger than five years of age, examines detection and care rates and probabilities of developing DS based on specific risk profiles. Materials and methods. The sample consists of 7 187 women with children younger than five drawn from the Ensanut 2012. Results. DS prevalence is 19.91%, which means at least 4.6 million children live with mothers who experience depressive symptoms indicative of moderate to severe depression. Rates of detection (17.06%) and care (15.19%) for depression are low. DS is associated with violence (OR=2.34; IC95% 1.06-5.15), having ≥4 children, having a female baby, older age of the last child, low birth weight, food insecurity, and sexual debut <15 years old (p<0.01). Accumulated probability of DS, taking into consideration all risk factors measured, is 69.76%. It could be reduced to 13.21% through prevention efforts focused on eliminating violence, food insecurity, bias against having a female baby, and low birth weight. Conclusions. DS is a compelling public health problem in Mexico associated with a well-defined set of risk factors that warrant attention and timely detection at various levels of care.

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                Role: ND
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                Salud Pública de México
                Salud pública Méx
                Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (Cuernavaca )
                April 2015
                : 57
                : 2
                : 144-154
                [1 ] Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública México
                [2 ] Ball State University Estados Unidos de América



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