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B40 And Rural Communities Have Higher Tendencies Towards Depression

According to the 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) of Malaysia, prevalence of depression is highest amongst the rural and poor communities in Malaysia. Overall, 2.3% of Malaysians reported to have depression – that’s approximately half a million Malaysians!

Based on the survey,

Rural folks have a 180% greater risk of falling into depression vs urban folks.

Out of the estimated number of depressed Malaysians,

79% are from the B40 community, 17% from the M40 and 4% from the T20.

Why do you think that poorer communities have higher depression tendencies?

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Read the full survey here.

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