April 29, 2015 08:14
Women with low incomes or lower education levels are more prone to depression.
The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs analyzed depression trends among women from 2010 to 2012 and found that the lowest income group had a 24.8 percent depression rate compared to 13.8 percent at the highest income group.
By educational level, 31.7 percent of women who left school early suffered from depression, compared to just 14 percent among university graduates.
Depression is also correlated with work. Jobless women showed the highest depression rate at 17.1 percent, while the rate was the lowest among white-collar workers.
Depression often leads to smoking and drinking with 9.7 percent lighting up, compared to just 4.8 percent among women who were not depressed.
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