Prevalence of depression among older Americans: the Aging, Demographics and Memory Study.

  title={Prevalence of depression among older Americans: the Aging, Demographics and Memory Study.},
  author={David C. Steffens and Gwenith G. Fisher and Kenneth M. Langa and Guy G. Potter and Brenda L. Plassman},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={21 5},
BACKGROUND Previous studies have attempted to provide estimates of depression prevalence in older adults. The Aging, Demographics and Memory Study (ADAMS) is a population-representative study that included a depression assessment, providing an opportunity to estimate the prevalence of depression in late life in the U.S.A. METHODS The ADAMS sample was drawn from the larger Health and Retirement Study. A total of 851 of 856 ADAMS participants aged 71 and older had available depression data… CONTINUE READING

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