A multilevel analysis of association between neighborhood social capital and depression: evidence from the first South African National Income Dynamics Study.

@article{Tomita2013AMA,
  title={A multilevel analysis of association between neighborhood social capital and depression: evidence from the first South African National Income Dynamics Study.},
  author={Andrew Tomita and Jonathan Kenneth Burns},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={144 1-2},
  pages={101-5}
}
BACKGROUND As neuropsychiatric disorders account for a great proportion of the total burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa, depression is rapidly emerging as a public health issue in South Africa. Given the divisions enforced by a legacy of the apartheid spatial and economic policies, features of communities such as neighborhood-level social capital may play a critical role in depression. However, the extent to which neighborhood-level social capital is associated with depression in South… CONTINUE READING

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