Mental health inequalities in Wales, UK: multi-level investigation of the effect of area deprivation.

  title={Mental health inequalities in Wales, UK: multi-level investigation of the effect of area deprivation.},
  author={Petros Skapinakis and Glyn Lewis and Ricardo Araya and Kelvyn Jones and G. Ishmael Williams},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Geographical variation in the prevalence of common mental disorders has not been explained adequately. AIMS To investigate whether regional mental health differences in Wales would persist after having taken into account the characteristics of individuals and regional social deprivation. METHOD Data from the 1998 Welsh Health Survey were used. Common mental disorders were assessed with the mental health index included in the Short-Form 36 health survey (SF-36). The data were… CONTINUE READING
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