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The PHQ-8 as a measure of current depression in the general population.
BACKGROUND The eight-item Patient Health Questionnaire depression scale (PHQ-8) is established as a valid diagnostic and severity measure for depressive disorders in large clinical studies. OurExpand
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Mental illness surveillance among adults in the United States.
Mental illnesses account for a larger proportion of disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. In 2004, an estimated 25% of adults in theExpand
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Depression and anxiety in the United States: findings from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
OBJECTIVE This study examined the unadjusted and adjusted prevalence estimates of depression and anxiety at the state level and examined the odds ratios of depression and anxiety for selected riskExpand
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Depression and anxiety among US adults: associations with body mass index
Background:Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing a variety of chronic diseases, most of which are associated with psychiatric disorders. We examined the associations ofExpand
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US national prevalence and correlates of low back and neck pain among adults.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the US prevalence and psychological and health behavior correlates of low back pain and/or neck pain. No current US national prevalence estimates of low back and neck pain existExpand
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Prevalence of Depression Among U.S. Adults With Diabetes
OBJECTIVE—To estimate the prevalence rate of depression among adults with diabetes using a large population-based sample in the U.S. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—Data from the 2006 Behavioral RiskExpand
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The association of depression and anxiety with obesity and unhealthy behaviors among community-dwelling US adults.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which depression and anxiety are associated with smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and alcohol consumption in the US population usingExpand
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Associations of frequent sleep insufficiency with health-related quality of life and health behaviors.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sleep-related problems, which affect 50-70 million Americans, involve all areas of life, including cognitive performance, emotional well-being, work and leisure-timeExpand
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The Vital Link Between Chronic Disease and Depressive Disorders
Introduction Chronic diseases have assumed an increasingly important role in public health research and intervention. Without treatment, depressive disorders characteristically assume a chronicExpand
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Health-related quality of life and health risk behaviors among smokers.
BACKGROUND It is well established that smoking has detrimental effects on physical health, but its associations with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and a variety of health behaviors have notExpand
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