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Factors Associated with Perceived Depression of Korean Adults: Secondary Data from the Korean Community Health Survey

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This study was aimed to identify factors related with Korean adults’ depression in a community population using secondary data from the Korean Community Health Survey. The results showed factors associated with the Korean adults’ perceived depression were subjective health, alcohol drinking, smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hours of sleep, activity impairments, and stress. Result of this study proposes that community mental health services are required to the population who has problems of activity impairment due to acute or chronic health status, which suggests having mental health problems such as alcohol drinking, smoking, depression, or stress.

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Won, MR., Ahn, MS. & Choi, YJ. Factors Associated with Perceived Depression of Korean Adults: Secondary Data from the Korean Community Health Survey. Community Ment Health J 53, 288–296 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-016-0035-1

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Keywords

  • Activity impairment
  • Community mental health
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Substance use