National survey of Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Egypt: preliminary survey
AbstractThis 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]
Ghanem, M., Gadallah, M., Meky, F.A., Mourad, S. & El Kholy, G. (2009). National survey of Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Egypt: preliminary survey. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117609
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (1), 65-75, 2009
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