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《Chinese Rural Health Service Administration》 2007-01
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Prevalence and risk factors of geriatric depression in the rural community of Anhui province

HU Zhi,ZHOU Chengchao,XU Xiaochao,CHEN Ruoling,MA Suisui,QIN Xia(School of Health Administration,Anhui Medical University,Hefei 230032 PRC)  
Objectives To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of geriatric depression in rural areas of Anhui province,so as to provide scientific basis for making preventive measures of geriatric depression.Methods Cluster sampling was used in the study and descriptive analysis and multinomial logistic regression were used to examine the correlation between the geriatric depression and relevant factors.Results (1) The AGECAT identified 95 cases of the geriatric depression and its prevalence was 5.9%(2) Multinomial regression showed that the major risk factors of the geriatric depression were being female,self-perceived poor health,self-perceived poor economy,living with non-lineal family members,having adverse or horrific experience etc,and communicating with friends occasionally or frequently may decrease the prevalence of geriatric depression.
【Fund】: 英国皇家学会资助项目(编号574006.G60/22085/SM)
【CateGory Index】: R749.4
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