ABSTRACT:Objective: To identify the prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated factors in elderly. Methods: Cross-sectional study of population-based sample of 1,593 individuals aged 60 years or more in the urban area of Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2008. Data were collected in household interviews. The prevalence of depressive symptoms was assessed using the Geriatric Depression Scale. The analysis was performed using Poisson regression with robust variance estimation. Results: The prevalence of…
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