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Table 3 Participant understanding of mental health illness and history of depression and/or anxiety

From: Engagement with perinatal mental health services: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey

Question Overall (n = 218)
Has a health professional ever diagnosed you with clinical depression or anxiety?
 Neither 136 (62.4%)
 Anxiety 11 (5.0%)
 Depression 24 (11.0%)
 Both 47 (21.6%)
Have you ever been treated for depression or anxiety?
 No, I have never been diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety 123 (56.4%)
 No, but I have been diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety 13 (6.0%)
 Yes, I am currently being treated 23 (10.6%)
How would you rate your knowledge of mental illness generally?
 Not knowledgeable 83 (38.1%)
 Knowledgeable 135 (61.9%)
How would you rate your knowledge of mental illness during pregnancy and after childbirth?
 Not knowledgeable 102 (46.8%)
 Knowledgeable 116 (53.2%)
Have you been given information on perinatal depression and/or anxiety during this pregnancy?
 No/Can’t recall 62 (28.4%)
 Yes 156 (71.6%)
During this pregnancy, have any health professionals asked you questions about your mental health?
 No/Can’t recall 32 (14.7%)
 Yes 186 (85.3%)