Research Papers

Prevalence and factors associated with depressive symptoms among young women and men in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2012.731410
Author(s): Mzikazi NdunaDepartment of Psychology, South Africa, RachelK JewkesGender and Health Research Unit, South Africa, KristinL DunkleDepartment of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education & Center for AIDS Research, Rollins School of Public Health, USA, NwabisaP Jama ShaiGender and Health Research Unit, South Africa, Ian ColmanDepartment of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Canada


Purpose: There is little research on prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated factors among youth in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper explores factors associated with depressive symptomatology in South Africa.

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