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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/225003
Title:
Depression in Swedish women: relationship to factors at birth.
Authors:
Gudmundsson, Pia; Andersson, Susan; Gustafson, Deborah; Waern, Margda; Ostling, Svante; Hällström, Tore; Palsson, Sigurdur; Skoog, Ingmar; Hulthen, Lena
Citation:
Eur. J. Epidemiol. 2011, 26(1):55-60
Issue Date:
Jan-2011
Abstract:
Depression is a common and serious disorder that may have developmental origins. Birth-related factors have been related to childhood and adult occurrence of somatic as well as psychiatric disorders, but studies on the relationship between birth-related factors and depression are few and show mixed results. In addition, varying methods have been used to assess depression. Standardized clinical criteria to diagnose depression, combined with birth data collected from midwife records have not been used in most studies. Participants in the Prospective Population Study of Women in Sweden (803 women), born 1914, 1918, 1922 and 1930, provide information on birth factors and depression. Women participated from 1968 at mid-life ages of 38-60 years, to 2000, when they were age 78-92 years. Original birth records containing birth weight, length, head circumference, and gestational time, as well as social factors were obtained. Lifetime depression was diagnosed via multiple information sources. Symptoms were assessed using the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale and diagnoses were based on DSM-III-R criteria. Over their lifetime, 44.6% of women in this sample experienced depression. Birth weights ≤ 3500 g [odds ratio (OR), age-adjusted = 1.72; 95% CI 1.29-2.28, P < 0.001] and shorter gestational time (OR, age-adjusted = 1.13; 95% CI 1.04-1.24, P = 0.005) were independently associated with a higher odds of lifetime depression in a logistic regression model adjusted for age. Lower than median birth weights and shorter gestational time were related to lifetime depression in women. Both neurodevelopmental and environmental contributions to lifetime depression may be considered.
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dc.contributor.authorGudmundsson, Piaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAndersson, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGustafson, Deborahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWaern, Margdaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOstling, Svanteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHällström, Toreen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPalsson, Sigurduren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSkoog, Ingmaren_GB
dc.contributor.authorHulthen, Lenaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21T14:24:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-21T14:24:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-
dc.date.submitted2012-05-21-
dc.identifier.citationEur. J. Epidemiol. 2011, 26(1):55-60en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1573-7284-
dc.identifier.pmid20857177-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10654-010-9508-7-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/225003-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field.en_GB
dc.description.abstractDepression is a common and serious disorder that may have developmental origins. Birth-related factors have been related to childhood and adult occurrence of somatic as well as psychiatric disorders, but studies on the relationship between birth-related factors and depression are few and show mixed results. In addition, varying methods have been used to assess depression. Standardized clinical criteria to diagnose depression, combined with birth data collected from midwife records have not been used in most studies. Participants in the Prospective Population Study of Women in Sweden (803 women), born 1914, 1918, 1922 and 1930, provide information on birth factors and depression. Women participated from 1968 at mid-life ages of 38-60 years, to 2000, when they were age 78-92 years. Original birth records containing birth weight, length, head circumference, and gestational time, as well as social factors were obtained. Lifetime depression was diagnosed via multiple information sources. Symptoms were assessed using the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale and diagnoses were based on DSM-III-R criteria. Over their lifetime, 44.6% of women in this sample experienced depression. Birth weights ≤ 3500 g [odds ratio (OR), age-adjusted = 1.72; 95% CI 1.29-2.28, P < 0.001] and shorter gestational time (OR, age-adjusted = 1.13; 95% CI 1.04-1.24, P = 0.005) were independently associated with a higher odds of lifetime depression in a logistic regression model adjusted for age. Lower than median birth weights and shorter gestational time were related to lifetime depression in women. Both neurodevelopmental and environmental contributions to lifetime depression may be considered.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipSwedish Research Council B96-27X-11659 B96-19X-07509 2005-8460 11 337 11 267 825-2007-7462 The Swedish Society of Medicine The Swedish Nutrition Foundation The Faculty of Medicine Goteborg University Sahlgresnka University Hospital Wilhelm and Martina Lundgren Foundation Leon Memorial Fund Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research 2001-2835 2646 2003-0234 2004-0145 0150 2006-0020 0596 1506 2008-1229 1111 Stiftelsen Soderstrom-Konigska Sjukhemmet Stiftelsen for Gamla Tjanarinnor Handlanden Hjalmar Svenssons Forskningsfond Stiftelsen Professor Bror Gadelius' Minnesfond The Alzheimer's Association ZEN-01-3151 IIRG-00-2159 The Goteborg Medical Society The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation Alma och Anna Yhlen's Foundation Goteborg Medical Services and Social Services Administrations Fredrik and Rosa von Malmborgs Foundation for Brain Research EU 211696 Swedish Brain Power Projecten_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishersen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10654-010-9508-7en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European journal of epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshBirth Certificatesen_GB
dc.subject.meshBirth Weighten_GB
dc.subject.meshCephalometryen_GB
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorderen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshGestational Ageen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_GB
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaternal Ageen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshNervous Systemen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSocial Environmenten_GB
dc.subject.meshSwedenen_GB
dc.subject.meshTimeen_GB
dc.titleDepression in Swedish women: relationship to factors at birth.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Section for Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of epidemiologyen_GB

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