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East Asian Arch Psychiatry. 2014 Mar;24(1):30-6.

The Hong Kong mental morbidity survey: background and study design.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
2
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
3
Kowloon Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China.
4
Kwai Chung Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China.
5
Castle Peak Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China.
6
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
7
Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
8
Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol, England.
9
Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London, England.

Abstract

Mental disorders are highly prevalent conditions with immense disease burden. To inform health and social services policy formulation, local psychiatric epidemiological data are required. The Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey is a 3-year population-based study in which 5700 community-dwelling Chinese adults aged between 16 and 75 years were interviewed with the aim of evaluating the prevalence, co-morbidity, functional impairment, physical morbidity, and social determinants of significant mental disorders in the population. This paper describes the background and design of the survey, and is the first territory-wide psychiatric epidemiological study in Hong Kong.

KEYWORDS:

Asian continental ancestry group; Health surveys; Mental disorders/epidemiology

PMID:
24676485
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