Social support and depression among the black and white elderly

  title={Social support and depression among the black and white elderly},
  author={Baqar A Husaini and Robert S. Castor and James G. Linn and Suvalee Tangboonritruthai Moore and Hershell A. Warren and Richard Whitten-Stovall},
This study of urban elderly persons (age 60+) examines Black/White differences with regard to a set of social support factors, physical health, and ego strength and their relationship t o depression. Data were collected in interviews of community residents of Nashville. The two groups of elderly respondents were very similar relative to age, marital status, education, and income levels. The groups did not differ on the number of medical problems, presence of depression, or social support… CONTINUE READING