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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [perception Of Community Problems: The Influence Of Socio-demographic And Mental Health Factors].
Author: Marín-León, Leticia
de Oliveira, Helenice Bosco
Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
Dalgalarrondo, Paulo
Botega, Neury José
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was designed to identify which social problems from a list of 17 were considered important and to analyze differences in perception among interviewees according to socio-demographic variables and presence of common mental disorders. A household survey was performed in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, with a stratified cluster sample of urban residents aged 14 years or older (N = 515) using the WHO/SUPRE-MISS interview and SRQ-20. Weighted prevalence and crude prevalence ratio with respective 95%CI were calculated. Multiple analyses were performed using Poisson regression. Drug traffic, drug abuse, unemployment, crime, and alcohol abuse were considered severe by more than 45% of the sample. Women and individuals living in medium-low income areas attributed greater severity to drug traffic, alcohol and drug abuse, child and spousal abuse, unemployment, and poverty. Females and individuals with positive SRQ-20 identified problems related to education as more severe. Differences in perception according to socioeconomic status and gender were observed, with women and low-income residents showing the greatest susceptibility.
Subject: Brazil
Confidence Intervals
Consumer Participation
Cross-sectional Studies
Mental Health
Poisson Distribution
Social Problems
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 23, n. 5, p. 1089-97, 2007-May.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2007
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