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Can J Psychiatry. 1996 Nov;41(9):559-63.

One-year prevalence of psychiatric disorder in Ontarians 15 to 64 years of age.

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Centre for Studies of Children at Risk, Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals, Hamilton, Ontario.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present the one-year prevalence of 14 psychiatric disorders in a community sample of Ontarians aged 15 to 64 years.

METHOD:

Data on psychiatric disorders were collected on 9953 respondents using the University of Michigan revision of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (UM-CIDI). DSM-III-R criteria were used to define the psychiatric disorders.

RESULTS:

Almost 1 in 5 Ontarians (18.6%) had one or more of the disorders measured in the survey. Among 15-to 24-year-olds, 1 in 4 was affected. The distribution of individual disorders varied by sex and age.

CONCLUSION:

Because of the immense burden of suffering associated with psychiatric disorders, clinical and research efforts in this area should receive high priority within the health budget.

PMID:
8946078
DOI:
10.1177/070674379604100904
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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