Health Policy Manag.  2020 Jun;30(2):221-230. 10.4332/KJHPA.2020.30.1.221.

Factors Affecting the Depressive Mood Experience of Adults in Their 20s: Using Community Health Survey Data for 2017

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  • 1Department of Nursing, KC University, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Background
The purpose of this study is to identify the factors affecting the depressive mood experience of adults in their 20s.
Methods
This study is a descriptive survey that conducted a secondary analysis using data from the 2017 Community Health Survey, which is conducted annually in Korea. The study targets 21,324 adults in their 20s. Data analysis was conducted after creating a composite sample plan file that reflected layering variables, colony variables, and weights.
Results
Factors affecting the depressive mood experience were suicide thought experience, subjective stress level, gender, monthly household income, smoking status, subjective health level, breakfast status, participation in social activities, and whether the Internet, games, and smartphone interfered with daily life (p<0.05).
Conclusion
It is necessary to establish and realize a system that enables early detection and support of depression and suicide high-risk groups at the individual, home, community, and national levels.

Keyword

Adult; Depression; Suicidal ideation; Psychological distress; Smoking
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