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Table 5 Operational definitions of depressive symptoms across surveys

From: Is caregiving by baby boomer women related to the presence of depressive symptoms? Evidence from eight national surveys

Dataset (year) Measure of depressive symptoms Range Cut-off point Reference
CHARLS (2011) 10 items CES-D 0–30 10 Andesen et al. (1994) [25]
JSTAR (2007) 20 items CES-D 0–30 16 Breslau (1985) [26]
KLoSA (2006) 10 items CES-D 0–30 10 Andesen et al. (1994) [25]
MHAS (2001) 9 items CES-D 0–9 5 García-Fabela et al. (2009) [27]
TLSA (2003) 10 items CES-D 0–30 10 Chang & Weng (2013) [28]
ELSA (2002) 8 items CES-D 0–8 3 Rice et al. (2009) [29]
HRS (2004) 8 items CES-D 0–8 4 Reyes-Gibby et al. (2006) [30]
SHARE (2004) 12 items EURO-D 0–12 4 Ladin et al. (2009) [31]