ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To estimate the prevalence and associated factors of depressive symptoms in the elderly.
METHODS:Cross-sectional population based epidemiological study (The EpiFloripa Elderly survey) was carried out in two stage clusters, census tracts and households, with1.656 elderly individuals in Florianópolis, SC. The prevalence of depressive symptoms (outcome) was obtained using Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) and its associations with socio-demographic, health, behavioral and social variables we…
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