PREVALENCE AND FACTORS PREDICTING DEPRESSION AMONG PEOPLEINPHAYAMENGRAI MUNICIPALITY, PHAYAMENGRAI DISTRICT, CHIANG RAI PROVINCE
This research aimed to investigate the prevalence of depression and factors predicting depression in Phayamengrai Municipality, Phayamengrai District, Chiangrai Province. Random samples of 370 questionnaires were collected. Descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution, percentages, Chi-square odd ratio (95% CI) were then used to analyze the data. The study revealed that the prevalence of depression in the sample population was 11.60%. Female participants were found to be more depressed than their counterparts. Those aged between 50 and 59 (33.51%) showed the highest depression. Those with a monthly income between 2,001 and 3,000 THB (14.32%) were highly depressed. Using binary logistic regression, the study showed that female and low-income earners were two individual factors affecting depression with approximately 24.66% probability.
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