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Related Factors with the Depression in the Rural People

일부 농촌주민의 우울증 관련요인

  • Hwang, Hye-Jeong (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University) ;
  • Lee, Moo-Sik (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University) ;
  • Hong, Jee-Young (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University)
  • 황혜정 (건양대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 이무식 (건양대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 홍지영 (건양대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2011.03.15
  • Accepted : 2011.03.28
  • Published : 2011.03.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of depression and related to the factors among the rural people. The questionnaire survey using the Center for Epidemiology Studies-Depression Scale(CES-D) was conducted in the rural people. The subjects were 226 individuals, living in the rural area. The results of this study were as follows. In this study, the prevalence of depression was 15.0% in all and 18.3% in the elderly. The prevalence rate was higher in non educational, widowhood, higher income group. The prevalence rate was lower in the group of having good health status, having no chronic disease, low stress level. In the multiple logistic regression analysis, significant predictors of the depression were stress level whereas there was no relation with other factors. Based on the above findings, this study suggests that these risk factors of depression should be taken into consideration for the comprehensive mental health programs for the people living in the rural area.

Keywords

Depression;Rural people;Prevalence;Related factors