Psychiatric epidemiology in Korea. Part II: Urban and rural differences.

  title={Psychiatric epidemiology in Korea. Part II: Urban and rural differences.},
  author={C K Lee and Yun Sik Kwak and Joe Yamamoto and Hae-ik Rhee and Yong Sik Kim and Je Ho Han and Jong Ouck Choi and Yong Hwan Lee},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={178 4},
This paper compares the findings in rural Korea and in the urban capital city of Seoul, Korea. In rural Korea 1966 subjects and in Seoul 3134 subjects were interviewed with the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule. We found that the prevalence of psychiatric disorders, including alcohol dependence, was higher in rural Korea than in the urban setting. Comparing men and women, the prevalence of psychiatric disorders was higher in women. The exception was alcohol abuse… CONTINUE READING

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