This study examines whether rural Ontario differs from urban Ontario in mood disorder prevalence, health service use and concomitant disability.
An epidemiologic community survey of 9953 individuals was conducted, with rural/urban status defined by population-density-related criteria.
Overall, Ontario prevalence rates for depression, manic episode, and dysthymia were similar to previous studies, but rural rates were unexpectedly no different from urban ones.
Nearly half of mood disorder subjects used no services, and one-third reported significant disability.
Rural individuals with mood disorders were similar to their urban counterparts in service use and disability.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble humeur, Etat dépressif, Manie, Milieu rural, Milieu urbain, Environnement social, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Utilisation, Service santé, Adulte, Homme, Dysthymie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mood disorder, Depression, Mania, Rural environment, Urban environment, Social environment, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Use, Health service, Adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0300564
Code Inist : 002B18C07D. Création : 10/04/1997.