Depression is a very frequent mood problem and is expected to be the second biggest health care problem after heart disease in 2020 . Prevalence and age of onset is rising in young people , . A large study conducted in the United States showed that people of Hispanic origins had a higher prevalence of depression than Whites . The reasons remain unclear; they might be caused by race itself or by contextual factors. However, other studies showed contrasting results: immigrants from Mexico had lower rates of psychiatric disorders than non-immigrants .The present study aimed at investigating the association between race and the prevalence of acute depression in Whites and Hispanic youth. Possible determinants besides ethnicity were also examined.
|Title of host publication||51. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie|
|Subtitle of host publication||51st Annual Meeting GMDS [German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology]|
|Publisher||Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e. V. (gmds)|
|Number of pages||402|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|