Psychological Morbidity of Farmers and Non-farming Population: Results from a UK Survey

@article{Hounsome2011PsychologicalMO,
  title={Psychological Morbidity of Farmers and Non-farming Population: Results from a UK Survey},
  author={Barry Hounsome and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards and Natalia Hounsome and Gareth Edwards‐Jones},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={503-510}
}
The relatively high rate of suicide among UK farmers suggests that they may suffer greater mental health problems than the general population. This paper provides a comparison of the psychological morbidity of farmers and their partners/spouses with non-farmers. The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) was administered using face-to-face interviews with 784 attendees of agricultural shows in the UK. Results show that GHQ-12 scores for farmers and their partners/spouses were significantly… 
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