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  1. Rates of first hospitalizations for affective psychoses in Costa Rica.

    Article - En anglais

    What demographic, geographic, and temporal factors characterize the rate of first hospitalizations for affective psychosis in Costa Rica ?

    This report presents graphically the first hospitalization rates for the whole country of Costa Rica, with analysis of specific rates for the subgroups by age, sex, marital status, level of education, occupation, place of residence, and place of birth, as well as separate rates by month and date of hospital admission, monopolar first admissions increased slowly from the age of 10 to the age of 45 years, then « exploded » to a peak between 55 and 65 years, then declined somewhat.

    The educational group among men with the highest rate was the group with at least some university education.

    Professionals, clerical workers, unskilled laborers, and those with no occupation had high rates.

    Higher rates were also associated with being single, divorced, widowed, having no occupation, and living in rural, coffee-growing areas that were not too distant from the hospital.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Psychose affective, Hospitalisation, Enquête, Epidémiologie, Costa Rica, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Démographie, Statut social, Niveau étude, Statut professionnel, Variation géographique, Santé mentale, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Affective psychosis, Hospitalization, Inquiry, Epidemiology, Costa Rica, Central America, America, Demography, Social status, Education level, Professional status, Geographical variation, Mental health, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0012828

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.