Relationship of age and education with anxiety, depression, and hopelessness in a South African community sample

Percept Mot Skills. 1999 Dec;89(3 Pt 1):881-4. doi: 10.2466/pms.1999.89.3.881.

Abstract

In this pilot study approximately one-quarter of a nonrandom community sample of 16 men and 34 women of lower socioeconomic status reported scores implicating moderate to severe depression and anxiety. Higher age and lower education were associated with higher scores on distress.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological / physiology*
  • Adult
  • African Americans / psychology*
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aging / physiology
  • Anxiety / diagnosis
  • Anxiety / epidemiology*
  • Anxiety / psychology
  • Catchment Area, Health
  • Community Mental Health Services*
  • Depression / diagnosis
  • Depression / epidemiology*
  • Depression / psychology
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pilot Projects
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • South Africa / epidemiology