The prevalence of depressive symptoms and risk factors among Iowa and Colorado farmers.

@article{Scarth2000ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of depressive symptoms and risk factors among Iowa and Colorado farmers.},
  author={R D Scarth and Lorann Stallones and Craig S. Zwerling and Leon F. Burmeister},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={382-9}
}
BACKGROUND Farmers have been previously reported to have higher rates of depression and suicide compared to other occupations. Comparisons of depressive symptoms and risk factors for states should increase understanding of depression in farmers. METHODS Representative samples of 385 Iowa and 470 Colorado male principal farm operators in the respective state Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance projects were evaluated for depressive symptoms by using the CES-D scale. Risk factors were… CONTINUE READING

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