Table 2 distribution of the level of depression of

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Table -2: distribution of the Level of Depression of the Participants (N=93) Level of depression Frequency (f) Percent (%) No depression (0-4) 4 4.3 Mild depression (5-8) 30 32.3 Moderate depression (9-11) 40 43.0 Severe depression (12-15) 19 20.4 Total 93 100.0 Table 2 shows the majority (95.7%) of older person reported that they have any kind of depression. Among them mild level depression were 32.3%, moderate level depression were 43.0%, and severe depression 20.4 %, and only 4.3% of older person reported they have no depression. 13
Table -3: Distribution of the participants by their Geriatric Depression Scale Variable Respons e (%) 1. Are you basically dissatisfied with your life?
2. Have you dropped many of your activities and interests?
3. Do you feel that your life is empty?
4. Do you often get bored?
5. Are you in not good spirits most of the time?
6. Are you afraid that something bad is going to happen to you?
7. Do you feel unhappy most of the time? Yes 80.65%
8. Do you often feel helpless?
9. Do you prefer to stay at home rather than going out and doing
new things? 10. Do you feel you have more problems with memory than
most? 11. Do you think it is troublesome to be alive now?
12. Do you feel pretty worthless the way you are now?
13. Do you feel full lack of energy?
14. Do you feel that your situation is hopeless?
15. Do you think that most people are better off than you are?
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Table-4: Distribution of relationship between demographic and depressive illness Variables No Depression Depression x 2 (p) N (%) N (%) Age 5.301(.071) 60-70 years 4(9.8%) 37(90.2%) 70-80 years 0(0.0%) 34(100.0%) 81-90 years 0 (0.0%) 18 (100.0%) Gender .000(.683) Male 2(4.3%) 44 (95.7%) female 2(4.3%) 45 (95.7%) Marital status 1.692(.639) Single 1(12.5%) 7(87.5%) Married 1(2.8%) 35(97.2%) Widowed 2(4.4%) 43(95.6%) separated 0(0.0%) 4(100.0%) Educational qualification 2.522(.471) Less literate 4(6.9 %) 54(93.1%) Primary 0(0.0%) 13(100.0%) Secondary 0(0.0%) 8 (100.0%) College and above 0(0.0%) 14(100.0%) Monthly income 1.411(.494) No income 3(6.5%) 43(93.5%) 1-5000 Tk 1(3.4%) 28(96.6%) 5001-10000 Tk 0(0.0%) 18(100.0%) Income source .846(.839) Salary 0(0.0%) 4(100.0%) Families 1(3.7%) 26(96.3%) properties 0(0.0%) 9(100.0%) Social support 3(5.7%) 50(94.3%) Past residence .018(.893) Rural 1(3.8%) 25(96.2%) City 3(4.5%) 64(95.5%) Family size .225(.636) Nuclear 2(5.6%) 34(94.4%) Extended 2(3.5%) 55(96.5%) No of living children .435(.509) Less than 3 3(5.5%) 52(94.5%) More than 3 1(2.6%) 37(97.4%) 15
Variables No Depression Depression x 2 (p) N(%) N(%) Job status of children 1.899(.168) Job 0(0.0%) 37(100.0%) business 2(5.0%) 38(95.0%) Dependency to others .054(.817) Independent 1(5.3%) 18(94.7%) Dependent 3(4.1%) 71(95.9%) Spouse history .178(.673) Alive 1(6.3%) 15(93.8%) Not alive 3(3.9%) 74(96.1%) Family relationship 6.470(.039) Good 1(33.3%) 2(66.7%) Medium 2(4.0%) 48(96.0%) Bad 1(2.5%) 39(97.5%)

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