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  1. Prevalence rates and correlates of psychiatric disorders among preschool children.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders among preschool children in a primary care pediatric sample.


    In a two-stage design, 3,860 preschool children were screened ; 510 received fuller evaluations.


    For quantitative assessment of disorder (=90th percentile), prevalence of behavior problems was 8.3%. « Probable » occurrence of an Axis I DSM-III-R disorder was 21.4% (9.1%, severe).

    Logistic regression analyses indicated significant demographic correlates for quantitative outcomes (older age, minority status, male sex, low socioeconomic status, father absence, small family size) but not for DSM-III-R diagnoses.

    Maternal and family characteristics were generally not significant.

    Child correlates included activity level, timidity, persistence, and IQ.


    Overall prevalence of disorder was consistent with rates for older children ; correlates varied by approach used for classification.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Trouble psychiatrique, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Version revisée, Age préscolaire, Enfant, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Revised drafting, Preschool age, Child, Human

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

    Cote : 96-0097775

    Code Inist : 002B18D10. Création : 199608.