14% of male and 26% of female stroke patients with single morbidity had comorbid depression; patients with concurrent diabetes, CHD, and stroke had a very high prevalence of depression (men 23% and women 49%)
Compared to those with no morbidity, depression was associated with higher rates of healthcare utilization and increased costs at any level of morbidity.
5,825 Department of Veterans Affairs patients with stroke
41% of the sample had poststroke depression
After adjusting for patient demographic and clinical factors, patients with stroke and poststroke depression had significantly , more hospitalization, outpatient visits, and longer length of stays, 12 months after stroke compared with patients with stroke but no poststroke depression