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Depression among Adolescents, Aged 13–19 Years, Attending Secondary Schools in Trinidad Prevalence and Associated Factors

This paper describes a survey to determine the prevalence of depression (as determined by the Beck Depression inventory) and its associated factors among adolescents in Trinidad. The prevalence was 25.3%. Adolescents who experienced violence in their home were three times more likely to be depressed that those who did not.


Objective: To determine the prevalence of depression and psychosocial factors associated with depression in secondary school students in Trinidad.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of a stratified random sample of public secondary schools utilizing a modified pre-tested self-administered Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to detect depression in students aged 13–19 years in Trinidad.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013
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