Alcoholism by Chinese diagnostic interview schedule: a prevalence and validity study.

@article{Hwu1988AlcoholismBC,
  title={Alcoholism by Chinese diagnostic interview schedule: a prevalence and validity study.},
  author={Hai-Gwo Hwu and E K Yeh and Y L Yeh and Luan Yin Chang},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1988},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={7-13}
}
A community survey in metropolitan Taipei (MT) and two small towns (ST) by using the Chinese modified diagnostic interview schedule (DIS-CM) revealed a significant difference in the prevalence of alcohol abuse (AA) defined by DSM-III between two study samples (MT 3.4%; ST 8.0%), but the prevalence of alcohol dependence (AD) was not different (MT 1.5%; ST 1.8%). These figures are significantly higher than that of an earlier Formosan study. Demographic data, psychiatric symptoms, medical… CONTINUE READING

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