Predictors of postnatal depression in Nairobi slums

A study was conducted by scholars on predicators of postnatal depression(PND) in slums in Nairobi, area Kenya.

The study was done in two maternal clinics attended by mothers from slum areas-Riruta and Lang’ata maternal and child health clinics. The study included postnatal mothers between the ages of 18 to 40 years a majority being between ages 18 to 24 years with new borns aged between six to ten weeks. The new mothers underwent a test to determine whether or not they suffered from PND and if they did how severe it was.