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Prevalence of major depressive disorder in older adults in China: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Wang Fei, Qing-E Zhang, Zhang Ling, Ng H Chee, Gabor S Ungvari, Yuan Zhen, Zhang June, Zhang Ling, Yu-Tao Xiang



BACKGROUND: The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) in Chinese older adults in epidemiological surveys have been inconsistent. We thus conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the pooled prevalence of MDD in older adults in China. METHODS: Two investigators independently conducted a systematic literature search in English (PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and Cochrane Library) and Chinese (CNKI, Sinomed and Wan Fang) databases. Studies reporting the prevalence of MDD in older adults in China using diagnostic instruments were identified and analyzed using the Comprehensive Meta-Analysis program. RESULTS: A total of 28 studies with 76,432 subjects were included. The mean age ranged..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by University of Macau (SRG2014-00019-FHS; MYRG2015-00230-FHS; MYRG2016-00005-FHS). The University of Macau had no role in the study design, generating or interpreting the results and publication of the study.