Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An analysis of depression and diabetes amongst African American women
by Cooke, Jonathan, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 57; 1527689
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to better understand the association between depression and diabetes in African American women. The study used secondary data from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey. The 2011-2012 CHIS surveyed 42,935 adults and of those surveyed 1,403 respondents identified themselves as African Americans.

Chi-square analysis was used to determine the strength of the association between diabetes in African American women with depression and exercise. The results of the statistical tests show there was an association between the independent variables suggesting a statistically significant relationship in African American women. A major limitation of the study was the small number of African Americans interviewed in the survey. A larger sample size at the national level is recommended to more closely scrutinize the directional nature of the relationship between diabetes and depression in African American women.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Womens studies, Public health, Clinical psychology, Health care management
Keywords: African-American, Depression, Diabetes, Women
Publication Number: 1527689
ISBN: 978-1-303-92544-3
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