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OBJECTIVE The concepts of prodrome and precursor are used to show how epidemiologic data on age at onset can be used in timing preventive interventions and selecting target populations. METHODS Data concerning onset of DSM-III major depression and panic disorder were taken from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program. Cumulative distributions of ages at(More)
Predictors of non-response were investigated in a 15-year follow-up (1981-1996) of 3,481 individuals in a probability sample from the household population of East Baltimore. Demographics (age, sex, race, education, marital status, and unemployment), household factors (living arrangements, household income, household size, and number of children), cultural(More)
OBJECTIVE The study examined differences in the use of mental health services by persons living in different types of households. METHODS Data were obtained from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) survey, a multistage probability sampling procedure of households in five U.S cities conducted in 1981-1984. Data from 12,417 persons living in four of the(More)
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