Depression among university students in Kenya: prevalence and sociodemographic correlates.

@article{Othieno2014DepressionAU,
  title={Depression among university students in Kenya: prevalence and sociodemographic correlates.},
  author={Caleb Joseph Othieno and Roselyne O Okoth and Karl Peltzer and Supa Pengpid and Lucas O Malla},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={165},
  pages={120-5}
}
BACKGROUND Depression is a common cause of morbidity but prevalence levels among Kenyan university students are poorly understood. A better understanding of depression and its correlates is essential in planning for appropriate interventions in this population group. METHOD A random sample of 923 University of Nairobi students (525 male and 365 female) were interviewed using a questionnaire to record sociodemographic variables. Depressive symptoms were measured using Centre for… CONTINUE READING

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