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Author, Analytic
Lowe, Gillian; Lipps, Garth; Abel, Wendel D; Brown, A.; Hickling, Frederick W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Article Title
A Socio-Demographic Profile of 4th Form Students Screened for Depression in Three High Schools in Kingston [Abstract]
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
2004
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53 Suppl. 5
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36-37
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: To determine how the socio-demographic profile of the household of 4th form students attending three high schools in Kingston, Jamaica, correlated with their Beck's depression scores. Method: Socio-demographic data were obtained from all 4th form students form three high schools (two traditonal and one upgraded) in Kingston using a ten-item data gathering instrument. The students were further screened for depression using the Beck's Depression Inventory which is a twenty-one question screening instrument and a score for each obtained. Correlations between the depression score and socio-demographic variables were explored using chi-squares and two-tailed t test.....
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