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  1. The relationship between plasma cholesterol concentration and minor psychiatric disturbance in the Department of the Environment Study.

    Article - En anglais

    We examined the hypothesis that low plasma cholesterol concentration was associated with minor psychiatric disturbance in a cross-sectional study of 410 male and 138 female civil servants.

    Psychiatric disturbance was measured using the 30-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ).

    Mean GHQ score did not vary significantly with quartile of total cholesterol concentration.

    After adjustment for confounding variables a significant trend of increasing mean GHQ with increasing cholesterol concentration emerged.

    In a logistic regression analysis subjects in the highest quartile of cholesterol concentration had an adjusted odds ratio for being a « psychiatric case » of 2.0 (95% confidence interval, 1.1-2.5) compared with those in the lowest quartile.

    This relationship reversed when using a higher cutoff point to define more severe cases, although the trend was not statistically significant.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Taux, Cholestérol, Etude transversale, Cholestérolémie, Lipide

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Epidemiology, Human, Rate, Cholesterol, Cross sectional study, Cholesterolemia, Lipids

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

    Cote : 96-0405646

    Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 10/04/1997.