Influence of socio-economic deprivation on the prevalence and outcome of depression in primary care: the Hampshire depression project


Ostler, K., Thompson, C., Kinmonth, A.L., Peveler, R.C., Stevens, L. and Stevens, A. (2001) Influence of socio-economic deprivation on the prevalence and outcome of depression in primary care: the Hampshire depression project. British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, (1), 12-17.

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BACKGROUND: Health inequalities exist for many disorders, but the contribution of deprivation to the prevalence and outcome of depressive symptoms in primary care populations has been infrequently studied. AIMS: To examine the influence of Jarman under-privileged area (UPA) scores on the prevalence and outcome of depressive symptoms in general practice patients.

METHOD: 18 414 patients attending 55 representative practices completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and a questionnaire for employment status. Outcome of those screening positive was assessed at 6 weeks and 6 months.

RESULTS: The UPA score accounted for 48.3% of the variance between practices in prevalence of depressive symptoms. Attending a high UPA score practice predicted persistence of depressive symptoms to 6 months.

CONCLUSIONS: The socio-economic deprivation of a practice locality is a powerful predictor of the prevalence and persistence of depressive symptoms.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0007-1250 (print)
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Keywords: employment, unemployment, humans, depressive disorder, population, male, non-U.S.gov't, research support, economics, socioeconomic factors, adult, poverty, middle aged, 80 and over, England, health, patients, adolescent, aged, clinical-trial, depression, odds ratio, prevalence, female, age distribution, aged, anxiety, epidemiology, research
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Clinical Neurosciences
ePrint ID: 62530
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62530

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