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The epidemiology of current depression in Macau, China: towards a plan for mental health action
Hall,Brian J.1,2; Lam,Agnes Iok Fong3; Wu,Tat Leong1; Hou,Wai Kai4; Latkin,Carl2; Galea,Sandro5
2019-06-19
Source PublicationSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
ISSN09337954
Volume52Issue:10Pages:1227-1235
AbstractPurpose: Macau is a Special Administrative Region in China that has experienced tremendous development in its gambling industry during its post-colonial years. To inform mental health planning, this study presents the first population estimates and correlates of the current depression in Macau. Methods: A population-representative sample of 1068 Macau Chinese citizens aged 18 or above responded to a household telephone survey in January, 2015. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 measured the current depression. Logistic regression models assessed the association between depression and potential correlates. Results: Overall, 8.0% (95% CI 6.3–9.7) of persons reported the current depression. A higher but non-significant proportion of women reported depression than men (9.3 vs. 6.6%) and older women reported higher prevalence (13.4%) than other demographic groups. Persons who were unemployed (OR = 4.9, 2.3–10.5), separated or divorced (OR = 3.1, 1.1–8.9), and reported poor self-rated health (OR = 5.0, 2.8–9.0), low quality of life (OR = 6.2, 3.1–12.7), lower social standing (OR = 2.4, 1.4–4.0), lower community trust (OR = 1.9, 1.2–3.1), lower perceived fairness (OR = 2.3, 1.4–3.8), lower social cohesion (OR = 3.8, 2.3–6.2), and lower social integration (OR = 3.0, 1.9–5.0) had greater odds of depression than their comparison group. Conclusions: The current study demonstrated the burden of depression among Macau adults disproportionately affects women during emerging adolescence and old age, and men during middle adulthood. Key strategies to improve mental health services in Macau are discussed.
KeywordChina Depression prevalence Macau Social capital
DOI10.1007/s00127-017-1415-8
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Language英语
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Corresponding AuthorHall,Brian J.
Affiliation1.Global and Community Mental Health Research GroupDepartment of PsychologyFaculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Macau,Macau (SAR),Macao
2.Department of HealthBehavior and SocietyJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Baltimore,United States
3.Department of CommunicationFaculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Macau,Macau (SAR),Macao
4.Laboratory of Psychobiology of Emotion and Stress (LoPES)Department of Psychological StudiesFaculty of Education and Human DevelopmentCentre for Psychosocial HealthThe Education University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong
5.Boston University School of Public Health,Boston,United States
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Hall,Brian J.,Lam,Agnes Iok Fong,Wu,Tat Leong,et al. The epidemiology of current depression in Macau, China: towards a plan for mental health action[J]. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology,2019,52(10):1227-1235.
APA Hall,Brian J.,Lam,Agnes Iok Fong,Wu,Tat Leong,Hou,Wai Kai,Latkin,Carl,&Galea,Sandro.(2019).The epidemiology of current depression in Macau, China: towards a plan for mental health action.Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology,52(10),1227-1235.
MLA Hall,Brian J.,et al."The epidemiology of current depression in Macau, China: towards a plan for mental health action".Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 52.10(2019):1227-1235.
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