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Prevalence and Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Korean Adults: Results of a 2009 Korean Community Health Survey

Title
Prevalence and Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Korean Adults: Results of a 2009 Korean Community Health Survey
Author
남정현
Keywords
Depression; Epidemiology; Prevalence; Socioeconomic Factors; PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS; GLOBAL BURDEN; OLDER-ADULTS; URBANIZATION; POPULATION
Issue Date
2013-01
Publisher
Korean ACAD Medical Science
Citation
Journal of Korean Medical Science, 2013, 28(1), P.128-163
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in the largest number of Korean individuals examined to date. We analyzed cross-sectional data collected from 229,595 Korean adults aged 19 yr and above who participated in a Korean Community Health Survey conducted in 2009. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was used as the measurement tool for depressive symptoms (CES-D score over 16) and definite depression (CES-D score over 25). Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to identify associations between sociodemographic factors and depressive symptoms. The percentages of depressive symptoms and definite depression in the total study population were 11% (7.8% for men, 14.0% for women) and 3.7%, (2.4% for men, 5.0% for women), respectively. Female gender, older age, disrupted marital status, low education and income level, multi-generational household composition and metropolitan residence were associated with greater risk of depressive symptoms. The present study provides a valid prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms, using the largest representative sample of the Korean general population to date. Various sociodemographic factors contribute to the prevalence and effects of depressive symptoms in Korea.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.3346/jkms.2013.28.1.128&code=0063JKMS&vmode=FULLhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/41429
ISSN
1011-8934; 1011-8934
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2013.28.1.128
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