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VINACCIA, Stefano et al. Prevalence of depression on children who attendendig school between 8 and 12 years from east Antioquia "child depression inventory": -CDI-. Diversitas [online]. 2006, vol.2, n.2, pp. 217-227. ISSN 1794-9998.

The objective on this investigation was to study the prevalence of depression on children from east of Antioquia. Sample: 768 subjects between 8 and 12 years; 379 of them were boys, and 389 were girls; all of them were residents of La Ceja (Antioquia). Implement: Children Depression Inventory (CDI) Spanish Version of Kovacs’ original scale (1992) of Davanzo and cols (2004). Results: the MD of depression’s total scale was of 10.52 and SD was of (5, 61). The prevalence of depressive symptoms was of 25.2% of the sample. This was concluded by establishing superior scores of 17 points as the cut point. Conclusions: There are high depressive symptoms on children from east of Antioquia. There is a need of attention and research to this population.

Keywords : CDI; Child depression; Antioquia; Colombia.

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