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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depression in a Longitudinal, Population-Based Study Including Individuals in the Community and Residential Care.

Von Sanden, Chwee Chwee; Sargent-Cox, Kerry; Luszcz, Mary A; Anstey, Kaarin


OBJECTIVE: The authors report the population prevalence of depression in older adults living in the community and in residential care. Demographic, medical, health behavior, functional and cognitive measures, and transition to residential care are evaluated as risk factors for depression over eight years. METHODS: Depression prevalence estimates were obtained from the initial electoral role sample of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing that included persons living in residential care. A...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e31802e21d8


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