Flashcards in Week 123 - Epidemiology of depression Deck (12):
What is epidemiology?
The study of distribution and determinants of diseases in specific populations
What details is epidemiology concerned with?
- point prevalence
- lifetime prevalence
What is the gender associations with depression?
Female: Male = 2:1
What is the most common age onset for depression?
25 - 30 years old
What is the point prevalence of depression?
2 - 10 %
What is the incidence of depression in adults per year?
1 - 3%
What is the lifetime prevalence of depression?
4 - 20%
What does lifetime prevalence mean?
The number of people who have ever-had a disease in their lifetime
What does point prevalence mean?
The number of people who have a disease at the time of the study
What does period prevalence mean?
The number of people who have/had a disease in the time of a particular period
What does cumulative incidence mean?
The incidence where each case is followed up for the same time