Mortality risk varies according to gender and change in depressive status in very old adults
Objective: We aimed to evaluate whether gender and different patterns of change in depressive status over 2 years were associated with different risks of mortality in the subsequent 6 years. Methods: Depression (CES-D) was assessed in 1947 participants in 1992 and a smaller proportion of the sample in 1994. The mortality risk at July 30, 2000, associated with depression and change in depression was estimated using proportional hazards models. Results: After controlling for demographic...[Show more]
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