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Modifiable risk factors predicting major depressive disorder at four year follow-up: a decision tree approach

Batterham, Philip; Christensen, Helen; Mackinnon, Andrew


BACKGROUND: Relative to physical health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, little is known about risk factors that predict the prevalence of depression. The present study investigates the expected effects of a reduction of these risks over time, using the decision tree method favoured in assessing cardiovascular disease risk. METHODS: The PATH through Life cohort was used for the study, comprising 2,105 20-24 year olds, 2,323 40-44 year olds and 2,177 60-64 year olds sampled from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-11-22
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-9-75


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