Stressful life events and minor psychiatric disorders: an estimate of the population attributable fraction in a Brazilian community-based study.

@article{Lima1996StressfulLE,
  title={Stressful life events and minor psychiatric disorders: an estimate of the population attributable fraction in a Brazilian community-based study.},
  author={Maur{\'i}cio Silva de Lima and Jorge Umberto B{\'e}ria and Elaine Tomasi and A T Conceicao and Jair de Jesus Mari},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={211-22}
}
OBJECTIVE A population-based survey was conducted in Pelotas, southern Brazil, to assess the specific and the combined contribution of life events and socioeconomic factors on the overall prevalence of minor psychiatric disorders (MPD). METHODS The study covered a representative sample of the population aged fifteen years or older living in the urban area of the city. Using multi-stage sampling, a total of thirty census tracts and 600 households were selected. A standardized questionnaire… CONTINUE READING

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