Variations of Depression Treatment Among Women With Hypertension

Elvonna V. Atkins, Usha Sambamoorthi, Rituparna Bhattacharya

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The objective was to examine depression treatment among non-pregnant women, aged 22 and older, with hypertension, utilizing cross-sectional data from the 2006 and 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Depression treatment patterns by demographic, socioeconomic, health care access, and health characteristics were analyzed utilizing chi-square tests and logistic and multinomial logistic regressions. Overall, 23.9% had no depression treatment, 56.8% had antidepressant use only, and 19.3% had psychotherapy with or without antidepressants. African Americans (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 0.47), Latinas (AOR = 0.46), and uninsured women (AOR = 0.39) were significantly less likely to report any treatment for depression compared with Whites and those with private insurance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-750
Number of pages21
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number6
StatePublished - 3 Jun 2015


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