Table 2: Prevalence of postpartum depression among subgroups.

VariablesNo. of studiesNo. of patientsPrevalence % (95% CI)Heterogeneity Model
value

Housewife81075630.7 (25.2–36.3)96.4%0.000REM*
Employee81075629.3 (21.8–36.8)96.4%0.000REM
History of depression81078745.2 (35.4–53.1)97.9 %0.000REM
No history of depression81078727.3 (21.1–33.5)97.3%0.000REM
Unwanted delivery 111170243.4 (35.6–51.1)98.3%0.000REM
Desired delivery 111170229.0 (23.5–34.6)97.1%0.000REM
Illiterate4768831.6 (18.1–45.0)98.3%0.000REM
literate4768841.1 (25.1–57.1)98.7%0.000REM
Pooled 412190725.3 (22.7–27.9)94.8%0.000REM

*Random effects model.