Depression among Females in AL-Sader city, Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Hadeel M. Jasim Ministry of Health, Primary Health Care Al-Sader city.
  • Besma M. Ali Ministry of Health, Primary Health Care Al-Sader city.
  • Eman A. Al-Kaseer Dept. of Community Medicine, College of Medicine.
  • Jawad AL-Diwan Dept. of Community Medicine, College of Medicine.
Keywords: depression, Al-Sader city, wars, violence, Iraq

Abstract

Background: Literature documented that depression is a sequelae of exposure to wars and widespread violence. In Iraq, high figures of depression were published.
Objectives: To report on the prevalence of depression among women in the high crowded area, Al-Sader city, Baghdad.
Method: A total of 440 females were included in this study. There were selected randomly from relatives of patients accompanied them in attending to primary health care centers. Beck –Depression Inventory (BDI)-II was used to assess depression. Demographic data were requested, too.
Result: The prevalence of depression was 68.4%. Old age women, divorced and widows were determinants of depression. Education and crowding index (socioeconomic status) were not obvious determinants of depression.

Conclusion: High prevalence of depression was observed.

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Published
2017-10-01
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Jasim H, Ali B, Al-Kaseer E, AL-Diwan J. Depression among Females in AL-Sader city, Baghdad, Iraq. JFacMedBagdad [Internet]. 1Oct.2017 [cited 9May2021];59(3):231-3. Available from: https://iqjmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/19JFacMedBaghdad36/article/view/94