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Journal Article

Gender as a risk factor in minor psychiatric morbidity in the United Kingdom

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Publication date

2009

Abstract

Previous research has found consistent differences in psychiatric morbidity for men and women across continents. The current research focuses on rates of minor psychiatric morbidity (MPM) across the United Kingdom for the first time, examining gender and exploring region as influencing factors in prevalence rates. We found that while there was no influence of region on psychiatric health, women had significantly higher mean GHQ-12 scores, and thus poorer mental health, than men across the UK (t=12.77, p

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Internet Journal of Epidemiology

Volume

6 (2)

Subjects

Demography and Health

Links

http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ije/vol6n2/risk.xml

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