Table 1: Feature of studies among women with postpartum depression at different regions.

Study number/author(s)PlaceNo. of populationAssessment timesInstrument AssessmentCut pointPrevalence of PPD (%)

(1) Kheirabadi et al. [12, 16]Isfahan66272−12 weeksEPDS1330
(2) Khorramirad et al. [38]Qom3006−12 weeksEPDS1323.7
(3) Hosseini Sazi et al. [34]Gorgan1802−14 weeksBDI1623.3
(4) Zangeneh et al. [51]Kermanshah5312−6 weeksEPDS1340.7
(5) Azimi Lolati et al. [24]Sari4426−8 weeksEPDS1322
(6) Sehhatie Shafaei et al. [49]Tabriz60010−20 weeksEPDS1234.7
(7) Shobeiri et al. [50]Hamadan4002−8 weeksBDI1632
(8) Khodadadi et al. [36]Rasht3506−8 weeksEPDS1316
(9) Hosseini et al. [33]Kermanshah3304−14 weeksBDI1624.8
(10) Ghaffari et al. [31]Ramsar1006−16 weeksGHQ 282236.6
(11) Foruzandeh and Dashtebozorgi [30]Shahrekord3006−10 weeksBDI1621.3
(12) Bahrami et al. [26]Dezful1406−10 weeksEPDS1331.4
(13) Dolatian et al. [28]Tehran2852−6 weeks EPDS1220.3
(14) Ajh et al. [22]Astaneh4402−4 weeksBDI1618.6
(15) Khooshemehry et al. [37]Tehran2506−52 weeksBDI1630
(16) Tabrizi et al. [52]Hamadan1442−12 weeksBDI1616.8
(17) Barekatain et al. [27]Isfahan18986−8 weeksEPDS1324.4
(18) Rahmani et al. [45]Tabriz5608−52 weeksEPDS1232
(19) Jafarpour et al. [35]Kermanshah97513−26 weeksEPDS1217.5
(20) Mousavi et al. [42]Kashan2049−13 weeksBDI1334.7
(21) Bagherzadeh et al. [25]Bushehr4002−12 weeksEPDS1515.5
(22) Kiani et al. [39]Astara1052−4 weeksEPDS1225
(23) Kamranpour and Shakiba [20]Rasht3102−8 weeksEPDS126.4
(24) Dolatian et al. [28, 29]Marivan2042−6 weeksEPDS1034.2
(25) Salary et al. [47]Mashhad602−4 weeksEPDS109.9
(26) Lashkaripour et al. [40]Zahedan3004−18 weeksBDI1533.7
(27) Nikpour et al. [43]Amol4202−8 weeksEPDS1210.3
(28) Asadi Sadeghi Azar et al. [13]Zabol4082−8 weeksBDI1640.4
(29) Aghapoor and Mohammadi [21]Tabriz3006−12 weeksBDI1628
(30) Ghaffari Nejad et al. [32]Kerman4002−8 weeksBDI1631.1
(31) Akbari et al. [53]Hamadan1594−8 weeksEPDS1326.4
(32) Salehi [48]Hormozgan1642−8 weeksEPDS1314.9
(33) Sadr et al. [46]Tehran3002−8 weeks EPDS1323.7
(34) Taavoni et al. [14]Tehran5974−12 weeksEPDS1322.6
(35) Alipour et al. [15]Qom1604−12 weeksEPDS1325
(36) Montazeri et al. [5]Isfahan10012−14 weeksEPDS1322
(37) Kheirabadi et al. [12, 16]Isfahan12916−8 weeksEPDS1326.3
(38) Iranfar et al. [17]Kermanshah1632−8 weeksBDI1048.7
(39) Abbaszadeh et al. [18]Kerman4008−28 weeksEPDS1345.8
(40) Tashakori et al. [19]Ahvaz2108−28 weeksEPDS1221.4
(41) Akbarzadeh et al. [23]Shiraz4002−8 weeksBDI1621.1