Mental and somatic illness, utilization of psychosocial facilities and need for care in persons aged 85 years and older were examined.
Data were based on a representative community sample (n=402) of Munich city.
A total of 358 (89%) subjects of the sample were interviewed, 42 subjects (10.5%) refused, and 2 persons could not be traced.
Dementia and depression had the highest prevalence of mental disorders according to the AGECAT (automated geriatric examination for computer assisted taxonomy) computer program of the Geriatric Mental State Interview.
In all, 23.6% of the interviewees fulfilled criteria for depression, 25.4% for dementia.
We analysed somatic illness according to mental status, the utilization of psychosocial facilities and need for care with regard to mental and somatic illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Soin, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Utilisation, Service santé, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Age 80-89, Age 90-99, Allemagne, Europe, Démence, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Mood disorder, Care, Public health organization, Mental health, Use, Health service, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Age 80-89, Age 90-99, Germany, Europe, Dementia, Nervous system diseases
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