An Assessment study on depression among late adolescents belonging to literate group in rural area of Bareilly district

Medhavi Agarwal, H. S. Joshi, Ashish Kumar Sharma, Swati Khan, Deepak Upadhyay


Introduction: Adolescence is a crucial phase in life and the presence of conditions like depression at this stage of life is a matter of concern. Depression in this population has been shown to be associated with increased risk of suicidal behavior, homicidal ideation, tobacco use and other substance abuse into adulthood thus an attempt has been made for assessing the prevalence of depression in late adolescent in the rural area of the Bareilly district among those who belong to the literate group.

Objectives: To screen depression among late adolescents belonging to literate group in rural area of Bareilly District.

Material and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bareilly district, using multistage sampling technique. Pre-tested and pre-validated questionnaire is used for data collection that was compiled and analysed using Epi-Info software v7.2.

Result: In this study, Prevalence of Depression among adolescents is 52% and on linear regression analysis, a number of predictors had analyzed for significant association with depression in the adolescents so, the analysis revealed that Education is significantly associated with depression (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Depression is highly prevalent among adolescence in rural area. Our findings point to the importance of broad screening of this vulnerable population.


Depression; Late adolescents; Literate; Bareilly.

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