||Conference or Workshop Item
||300 Social sciences > 304 Factors affecting social behavior
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Health practice, Health status, Empty nest, Older, Logistic regression
||Saharani Abdul Rashid is from Mara University of Technology (UiTM), Pahang.
||This study aims to look at the factors of practice and health status that contribute to depression among elderly men aged 60 years and above in Peninsular Malaysia. The data used in this study was obtained from the 4th Malaysian Population and Family Survey which was conducted by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN). The data obtained were analyzed using Descriptive Statistics and Logistic Regression. Among the variables used were the level of health, frequency of treatment, disease, frequency of exercise and health check-ups. The results of the analysis showed that coronary heart disease, decreased labor capacity, restless inability to sleep and attending religious ceremonies were independent variables influencing the risk of depression.