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Title: Socioeconomic status, employment, migration and common mental disorders in Olinda, northeast Brazil
Author: Ludemir, Ana Bernarda
ISNI:       0000 0001 3613 7699
Awarding Body: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Current Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London)
Date of Award: 1998
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A cross-sectional study was carried out in a low income area of Olinda, in the state of Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil, to investigate the specific links between social class and the prevalence of common mental disorders (CMD) assessed by the Self Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20). The analysis brought together a wide range of potential explanatory variables grouped under four headings: demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status (SES), employment and migration. Prior to adjustment, statistically significant associations were found between CMD and all SES variables (literacy, years of schooling, own occupation, income distribution, housing conditions, possession of household appliances), except housing tenure. After adjustment for all measures of SES, gender, age and marital status, CMD was more common in those with less education (X: for linear trend=10.37, df=l, p
Supervisor: Lewis, G. Sponsor: Fundação de amparo a ciencia e tecnologia (FACEPE) ; Conselho nacional de desenvolvimento cientifico e tecnológico (CNPq, Brazil) ; Secretaria Estadual de Saúde de Pernambuco ; Secretaria de Saúde de Olinda
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Economics & economic theory