Minor psychiatric morbidity and internal migration in Brazil

Minor psychiatric morbidity and internal migration in Brazil

Autor Coutinho, EDF Google Scholar
deAlmeida, N. Google Scholar
Mari, J. D. Google Scholar
Rodrigues, L. Google Scholar
Instituição UNIV FED BAHIA
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
LONDON SCH HYG & TROP MED
Resumo Studies of non-psychotic disorders in migrants have shown inconsistent results. This paper reports the findings of a case-control study carried out in three cities in Brazil to investigate the association between migration and minor psychiatric morbidity (MPM). Two hundred and seventy-six cases and 261 controls were selected from a survey of 6740 people aged 15 years or more. Diagnoses were made using the DSM-III Symptom Checklist. A statistically significant increase in risk of MPM in migrants was found by univariate analysis [odds ratio (OR) = 1.76; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.21-2.57. After controlling for gender, age, educational level, marital status, place of residence and position in the labour market? the overall increase in risk of MPM disappeared (OR = 1.02: 95% CI = 0.64-1.64), but a statistically significant increase in risk was present only in migrant unemployed women. This finding did not support models that explain risk in migrants by viewing migration as associated with cultural change and stressful life events. On the other hand: models based on the concept of selection-displacement from the labour market are more consistent with the present findings.
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1996-06-01
Publicado em Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. New York: Springer Verlag, v. 31, n. 3-4, p. 173-179, 1996.
ISSN 0933-7954 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Springer
Extensão 173-179
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00785764
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:A1996UW89900010
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25599

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