Relation between depression and sociodemographic factors

  title={Relation between depression and sociodemographic factors},
  author={Noori Akhtar-Danesh and Janet Landeen},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health Systems},
  pages={4 - 4}
BACKGROUND Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in Western countries and is related to increased morbidity and mortality from medical conditions and decreased quality of life. The sociodemographic factors of age, gender, marital status, education, immigrant status, and income have consistently been identified as important factors in explaining the variability in depression prevalence rates. This study evaluates the relationship between depression and these sociodemographic… CONTINUE READING