Generalized Anxiety Disorder in China: Prevalence, Sociodemographic Correlates, Comorbidity, and Suicide Attempts
This study aims to determine the 12-month and lifetime prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and its sociodemographic correlates. DESIGN AND METHODS.
A total of 5,926 subjects were randomly selected and interviewed. FINDINGS.
The overall 12-month and lifetime prevalence of GAD was 0.8%, and 1.2%, respectively. Being older than 25 years and female, lower education level, unemployed status, and lower (<RMB500/month) or higher (>RMB2000/month) monthly income were associated with increased risk of GAD. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS.
The low percentage of subjects treated for GAD indicates a major public health problem that should be addressed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China 2: Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China 3: Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
Publication date: 2009-04-01