Prevalence of depression and its relationship with sociodemographic characteristics among women in a rural town of western Turkey

Ünsal, A. (2008) Prevalence of depression and its relationship with sociodemographic characteristics among women in a rural town of western Turkey. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 9 (3). pp. 148-155.

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of depression and evaluate some risk factors associated with depression in a rural town. Methods: In this survey conducted between July 1st and August 30th 2007, a questionnaire including the information related some sociodemographic characteristics and some risk factors assumed as related with depression was completed using a face to face interview method. The Beck Depression Scale was used as the screening test. Data were evaluated by deceptive statistics, logistic regression analysis, chi-square and student tests. Results: The mean age of the respondents was 56.03 years. The prevalence of depression in this sample was 16.6% (115/691). The bivariate analysis revealed that, in those with an advanced age, any chronic illness, an event history affecting the life in a negative way, a handicapped child, menopause, obesity, and not having a social health insurance, the depression prevalence were significantly higher In multivariate analysis, not having a social health insurance (OR: 2.52), an event history affecting the life in a negative way (OR: 2.99), a handicapped child (OR: 3.37) and an age group of 30-39 as menopause age (OR: 2.75) were all deemed significant as risk factors for depression. Discussion: Depression is an important health problem for women dwelling in this region. We concluded that women should be evaluated as an important at-risk group for depression, and prevention and control programs that also include components for reducing stigma should be implemented.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rural Town, Depression, Turkey, Beck Depression Scale, Data, Adults, Risk Factors, Women, Female, Prevalence
Subjects:Information Science > Data Collection
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Psychology, Social
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior > Behavioral Symptoms > Depression
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > Middle East > Turkey
Population Characteristics > Demography
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms > Data Collection
Persons > Population Groups
Geographic Locations > Historical Geographic Locations > Middle East > Turkey
Persons > Women
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection
Population Characteristics > Socioeconomic Factors
Social Sciences > Demography
Persons > Age Groups > Adult
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms > Statistics > Probability > Risk > Risk Factors
ID Code:2952
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:08 July 2008

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