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Title: National survey of Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Egypt: preliminary survey
Authors: Ghanem, M.
Gadallah, M.
Meky, F.A.
Mourad, S.
El Kholy, G.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This study is an initial step for the National Survey of Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Egypt. We conducted a door-to-door household survey of 14 640 adults aged 18-64 years in 5 regions in Egypt. Mental disorders were diagnosed using the MINI-Plus diagnostic interview. Overall prevalence was estimated at 16.93% of the studied adult population. The main problems were mood disorders, 6.43%, anxiety disorders, 4.75%, and multiple disorders, 4.72%. Mental disorders were associated with sociodemographic factors [e.g. being female, being unemployed, being divorced] and physical illness [e.g. heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension]
Description: 65-75
Keywords: Prevalence
Health Surveys
Mental Disorders
Sex Distribution
Socioeconomic Factors
Questionnaires
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Subject: Mental Disorders
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117609
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1501/15_1_2009_0065_0075.pdf
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