Maternal Depression Indicators of Community Need
There were 22,563 live births in Broward County 2016 (Florida CHARTS). Based on extrapolation using national prevalence rates:
- 2,250 - 4,510 pregnant women may be depressed.
- Up to 4,330 new mothers may experience depression within 12 months after giving birth.
- 2,750 - 8,800 pregnant women may have an anxiety disorder meeting diagnosis criteria.
Safe Sleep Indicators of Community Need
Of the 18 infant sleep-related deaths in Broward County for 2016, 78% were not on their back to sleep, 67% were bedsharing, and 22% had no crib in the home. Over 36% of the total 69 sleep-related infant deaths from 2013-2016 had a parent with a history and/or current substance misuse.
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