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Table 2 Prevalence of depression and distress symptoms at 3 months (T1) and 8 months (T2) postpartum with EPDS and HSCL-10 (n = 223)

From: Course of depression symptoms between 3 and 8 months after delivery using two screening tools (EPDS and HSCL-10) on a sample of Sudanese women in Khartoum state

  Prevalence Mean of scores(SD) Difference of means SD 95% CI P value
EPDS T1a 9.2% 4.37(4.5) 1.83 3.8 1.33–2.33 < 0.001
EPDS T2 3.6% 2.54(3.3)     
HSCL-10T1b 13.5% 1.44(0.38) 0.13 0.32 0.08–0.16 <  0.001
HSCL-10 T2 5.8% 1.31(0.28)     
  1. aCut-off score ≥ 12/30
  2. bCut-off score ≥ 1.85/4