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Common mental disorders and social support in a rural community in Zona da Mata, Pernambuco State, Brazil

Costa, A.Gomes.da.; Ludermir, A.Bernarda.

Cadernos de Saude Publica 21(1): 73-79


ISSN/ISBN: 0102-311X
PMID: 15692640
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2005000100009
Accession: 004079016

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of common mental disorders and its association with social support in a community located in the Zona da Mata, a sugar cane plantation area in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil. A household survey was carried out and the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20), the Medical Outcomes Study, and socioeconomic questions were administered to all residents aged >19 years. The overall prevalence of common mental disorders was 36.0%.

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