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Prevalence of depression among university students: A systematic review and meta-analysis study

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(2013) Prevalence of depression among university students: A systematic review and meta-analysis study. Depression research and treatment. ISSN 20901321 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction. Depression is one of the four major diseases in the world and is the most common cause of disability from diseases. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of depression among Iranian university students using meta-analysis method. Materials and Methods. Keyword depression was searched in electronic databases such as PubMed, Scopus, MAGIran, Medlib, and SID. Data was analyzed using meta-analysis (random-effects model). Heterogeneity of studies was assessed using the I 2 index. Data was analyzed using STATA software Ver.10. Results. In 35 studies conducted in Iran from 1995 to 2012 with sample size of 9743, prevalence of depression in the university students was estimated to be 33 (95 CI: 32-34). The prevalence of depression among boys was estimated to be 28 (95 CI: 26-30), among girls 23 (95 CI: 22-24), single students 39 (95 CI: 37-41), and married students 20 (95 CI: 17-24). Metaregression model showed that the trend of depression among Iranian students was flat. Conclusions. On the whole, depression is common in university students with no preponderance between males and females and in single students is higher than married ones. © 2013 Diana Sarokhani et al.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Sarokhani, D.UNSPECIFIED
Delpisheh, A.UNSPECIFIED
Veisani, Y.UNSPECIFIED
Sarokhani, M. T.UNSPECIFIED
Manesh, R. E.UNSPECIFIED
Sayehmiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
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Journal or Publication Title: Depression research and treatment
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 2013
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/373857
ISSN: 20901321 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1553

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