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dc.contributor.authorVicente B.
dc.contributor.authorSaldivia S.
dc.contributor.authorRioseco P.
dc.contributor.authorde la Barra F.
dc.contributor.authorValdivia M.
dc.contributor.authorMelipillan R.
dc.contributor.authorZúñiga M.
dc.contributor.authorEscobar B.
dc.contributor.authorPihan R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:30:02Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:30:02Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citation138, 8, 965-973
dc.identifier.issn00349887
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/6553
dc.descriptionBackground: The knowledge about prevalence of psychiatric disorders in all age groups is fundamental to plan an adequate mental health care. Aim: To determine the prevalence of DSM-IV psychiatric disorders in a representative sample of children and adolescents living in the province of Cautin, Chile. Material and Methods: Subjects aged between 4 and 18 years were selected in an aleatory stratified multistage fashion. As part of a national sample, four counties in Cautín were selected, then blocks, homes and the child or adolescent to be interviewed. Psychology graduate students applied the Spanish computer version of DISC-IV, as well as a questionnaire on family risk factors, socioeconomic index and service use. Results: A sample of 272 children and adolescents was evaluated, obtaining 93,4% of participation. Using the most stringent impairment algorithm, the prevalence rate for any psychiatric disorder was 16.8%, being 16.5% in boys and 17.1% in girls and mainly explained by anxiety and affective disorders. Prevalence was practically the same in the group aged 4 to 11 years than in those aged 12 to 18 years (16.7% and 16.8% respectively). Prevalence of anxiety disorders was the highest, but less associated with impairment. On the other hand, all children and adolescents with affective disorders were impaired. Conclusions: The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in Cautín is high in children and adolescents.
dc.language.isoen
dc.language.isoes
dc.publisherSociedad Medica de Santiago
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectMental disorders
dc.subjectMental health
dc.subjectPreschool
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectage distribution
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmental disease
dc.subjectpreschool child
dc.subjectprevalence
dc.subjectquestionnaire
dc.subjectsex ratio
dc.subjectsocioeconomics
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAge Distribution
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMental Disorders
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.subjectQuestionnaires
dc.subjectSex Distribution
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factors
dc.titlePrevalence of mental health disorders among children and adolescents living in southern chile [Epidemiologı́a de trastornos mentales infanto-juveniles en la provincia de cautín]
dc.typeArticle


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