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Mental health in the suburbs: an investigation of differences in the prevalence of depression across Canberra suburbs using data from the PATH Through Life Study

Butterworth, Peter; Leach, L. S.; Olesen, Sarah C.


AIM: International research has shown that the characteristics of areas such as neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage, are associated with mental health; however, multilevel modelling approaches have shown that little variance in depression scores is explained at the area level. This study investigated the distribution of depression across suburbs in the Canberra and surrounding region of Australia, and the influence of area- and individual-level measures of socioeconomic position. SUBJECT...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-12-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1007/s10389-011-0482-7


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