Background This study was designed to identify all elderly people ofethnic minorities living in a defined geographical area in inner-city Liverpool and to identify psychiatric morbidity and barriers to use of services.
This paper reports the prevalence ofdementia and depression.
Method A survey ofthe community was carried out using the Geriatric Mental State Examination, AGECATand ethnically matched interviewers.
The sampling frame consisted of Family Health Services Authority lists as a basis, with additional information from community lists, snow-balling'and a door-to-door survey.
Results 418 people were interviewed, with a high percentage (55%) of young elderly (65-74) men.
The prevalence of dementia ranged from 2 to 9% and of depression from 5 to 19%, and there were no significant differences in levels between English-speaking ethnic groups and the indigenous population.
Higher levels of dementia were found among non-English-speaking groups.
Conclusions A complete enumeration ofthe elderly in ethnic minority groups is best achieved by using several different methods.
Diagnosis ofdementia may be misleading among those who do not speak the dominant language.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Etude comparative, Démence sénile, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Milieu urbain, Race, Minorité, Ethnie, Vieillard, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Mood disorder, Comparative study, Senile dementia, Prevalence, Epidemiology, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Urban environment, Race, Minority, Ethnic group, Elderly, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Cote : 97-0480673
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 03/02/1998.