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Working to Advance Health Equity in Africa

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An exploratory analysis of factors associated with depression in a vulnerable group of young people living in informal settlements in South Africa

Abstract

Depression amongst young people is a major health challenge and is often shaped by social marginalisation. Informal settlements are growing rapidly. There is a need to deepen understandings of depression amongst young people in these contexts. We sought to understand factors associated with depressive symptomology amongst 232 young people.

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