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Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms Among Middle-Aged Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

Bromberger, Joyce T. and Harlow, Sioban and Avis, Nancy and Kravitz, Howard M. and Cordal, Adriana (2004) Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms Among Middle-Aged Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). American Journal of Public Health, 94 (8). pp. 1378-1385. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Objectives. We examined racial/ethnic differences in significant depressive symptoms among middle-aged women before and after adjustment for socioeconomic, health-related, and psychosocial characteristics. Methods. Racial/ethnic differences in unadjusted and adjusted prevalence of significant depressive symptoms (score ≥16 on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression [CES-D] Scale) were assessed with univariate and multiple logistic regressions. Results. Twenty-four percent of the sample had a CES-D score of 16 or higher. Unadjusted prevalence varied by race/ethnicity (P<.0001). After adjustment for covariates, racial/ethnic differences overall were no longer significant. Conclusions. Hispanic and African American women had the highest odds, and Chinese and Japanese women had the lowest odds, for a CES D score of 16 or higher. This variation is in part because of health-related and psychosocial factors that are linked to socioeconomic status.


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Uncontrolled Keywords: racial/ethnic differences; depressive symptoms; middle-aged women; socioeconomic, health-related, and psychosocial characteristics; Hispanic and African American women; socioeconomic status
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
Research > studies
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 10:29
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/982

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