To examine the mental health impact of different aspects of poor housing.
This was a post hoc analysis of data from a household interview survey.
A public sector housing estate on the outskirts of Glasgow.
These comprised 114 men and 333 women aged between 17 and 65 from 451 households.
Dependent variable : scoring kappa 5 on the 30 item general health questionnaire (GHQ30).
Independent variables : self reported data on household composition, whether ill health was a factor in the move to the current dwelling, length of time at address, household income, whether the respondent was unemployed, chronic illness, and 6 problems with the dwelling.
Reporting a problem with dampness was significantly and indpendently associated with scores of kappa 5 on the GHQ30 after controlling for possible confounding variables.
Initiatives to tackle housing dampness may be important in developing a strategy to improve mental health for the study area.
More research on the mental health impact of different aspects of poor housing is required.
Mots-clés Pascal : Logement habitation, Pauvreté, Epidémiologie, Trouble psychiatrique, Homme, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Statut socioéconomique, Revenu individuel, Humidité ambiante, Santé publique, Condition vie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Housing, Poverty, Epidemiology, Mental disorder, Human, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Socioeconomic status, Personal income, Ambient humidity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0165929
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 199608.