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Social inequalities in the prevalence of common mental disorders in adults: a population-based study in Southern Brazil

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Title
Social inequalities in the prevalence of common mental disorders in adults: a population-based study in Southern Brazil
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Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, March 2017
DOI 10.1590/1980-5497201700010004
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Ramona Sant’Ana Maggi de Moraes, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Walter Ferreira de Oliveira, Marco Aurélio Peres

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in adults in a capital city in Southern Brazil. Population-based survey conducted on 1,720 adults aged 20 - 59 years from Florianópolis, Southern Brazil. The CMD were investigated through the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20). The independent variables were demographic, socioeconomic, health-related behaviors, health conditions and use of health services. Multivariable Poisson regression was used for the estimation of prevalence ratios (PR) and 95%CI. The prevalence of CMD was 14.7%. Adjusted analyses showed that the prevalence was higher among women, those self-reported as blacks, with lower educational level, poor, divorced/separated/widowed, inactive in leisure time, heavy smokers, people with chronic diseases, those who reported negative health self-rating, those who had medical appointments and who were hospitalized before the interview. CMD is relatively high among population subgroups most vulnerable to social inequalities and with worse conditions related to health indicators.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Professor 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 12 60%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 20%
Decision Sciences 1 5%
Neuroscience 1 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 5%
Unknown 13 65%