Within-group differences in depression among older Hispanics living in the United States.

TitleWithin-group differences in depression among older Hispanics living in the United States.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsYang, FM, Cazorla-Lancaster, Y, Jones, RN
JournalJ Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci
Volume63
Issue1
PaginationP27-32
Date Published2008 Jan
ISSN Number1079-5014
Call Numbernewpubs20080411_YangJoG.pdf
KeywordsAged, Culture, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Insurance, Health, Male, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Severity of Illness Index, Socioeconomic factors, United States
Abstract

<p>Using the Health and Retirement Study, we examine the prevalence of depression in different groups of Hispanic older adults. Respondents (n = 759) were aged 59 and older and identified themselves as Mexican American (56%), Cuban American (13%), Puerto Rican (8%), other (8%), or not specified (15%). We used a modified version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale and the Composite International Diagnostic Interview to assess depressive symptoms and the presence of major depression. Relative to Puerto Ricans, each Hispanic group had significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms, except for Cuban Americans; and each Hispanic group had lower prevalence rates for major depression, except for other Hispanics, even after we adjusted for sociodemographic, cultural factors, socioeconomic, functional limitations, and chronic health conditions.</p>

URLhttp://psychsoc.gerontologyjournals.org/
DOI10.1093/geronb/63.1.p27
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Endnote Keywords

Hispanic Americans/Depression

Endnote ID

18810

Alternate JournalJ Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci
Citation Key7212
PubMed ID18332191
PubMed Central IDPMC2366970
Grant ListP60AG008812 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG023480-01 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG023480-05 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
5-T32 AG023480 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P60 AG008812 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG023480-02 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG023480 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG023480-04 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG023480-03 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States