The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of gardening/yard work in relation to depressive symptoms in African-Americans while controlling for biological and social factors.
A secondary analysis was performed on the National Survey of American Life (n = 2,903) using logistic regression for complex samples. Gardening/Yard work was measured by self-reported frequency. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale.
Biological and social factors, not gardening/yard work, were associated with depressive symptoms.
Biological and social factors may need to be addressed before the association between gardening/yard work and depressive symptoms can be determined.