The subject of this study was the relation between retrospectively reported early-onset psychiatric disorders and subsequent teenage parenthood in the general population.
The data were from 5,8 77 respondents aged 15-54 years in the National Com orbidity Survey, a nationally representative household survey.
Information on respondents'DSM-III-R anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, and conduct disorder, age at the birth of the first child, and teenage sexual activity was collected in face-to-face interviews.
Early-onset psychiatric disorders were associated with subsequent teenage parenthood among both females and males, with significant odds ratios of 2.0-12.0 and population attributable risk proportions of 6.2% - 33.7%. Disaggregation analyses showed that disorders were associated with increased probability of sexual activity but not with decreased probability of using contraception.
These results add to a growing body of evidence that psychiatric disorders are associated with a variety of adverse life consequences.
The current policy debate concerning universal insurance coverage needs to take this into consideration.
Planners of interventions aimed at preventing teenage pregnancy should consider including a mental health treatment component in their intervention packages. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Parent, Adolescent, Homme, Facteur risque, Trouble psychiatrique, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Parent, Adolescent, Human, Risk factor, Mental disorder, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0542892
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 24/03/1998.