Response to letter on prevalence of paternal prenatal depression

Afnan S Younis,1 Gharam S Julaidan,2 Renad A Alsuwaylimi,2 Buthaina M Almajed,2 Rahaf T Al-Shammari,2 Renad B AlFirm,2 Lena Alfarra3

1Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence: Afnan S Younis, email (email protected)

See the original article by Dr. Younis and colleagues.

This is in response to the letter to the editor.

Dear editor

We thank Dr. Pan for his interest in our article.1 and we thank you for your advice and constructive comments.

We appreciate that Dr. Pan noted our typographical errors and will consider them in accordance with journal policy. We would like to point out that to calculate the sample size, we used the sample size formula established by him and obtained the same sample size of 334 participants before adding the 10% we added for any incomplete data.1

Dr. Pan also provided a number of respectable suggestions that we will consider in our future research.


The authors report no conflicts of interest in this communication.


1. Younis AS, Julaidan GS, Alsuwaylimi RA, et al. Prevalence of paternal prenatal depression and its associated factors in Saudi Arabia. Risk Management Health Policy. 2024;17:1083–1092. doi:10.2147/RMHP.S454926

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