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Table 5 Results of the ROC analysis of EPDS at D2 post-partum, concerning the diagnosis of PPD according to DSM IV criteria

From: Early identification of women at risk of postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in a sample of Lebanese women

Cut-Off score Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%)
5 100 33.08
6 94.74 40.00
7 89.47 47.69
8 78.95 50.00
9 78.95 56.92
10 78.95 70.00
11 78.95 77.69
12 73.68 82.31
  1. According to its sensitivity and specificity, a score of 7 on the EPDS could be selected as a threshold score for the detection of PPD.