Common Mental Disorders and Contemporary Factors: 1982 Birth Cohort

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Objective: To describe the association between common mental disorders and socio-demographic variables, smoking habits and stressful events among the 30-year-old members of a 1982 cohort. Method: Mental disorder was analyzed by the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20). Poisson regression was used to analyze the unadjusted and adjusted associations. Results: Low level of education and stressful events increased the prevalence of mental disorders for both genders. Lower income for women and unemployment for men also remained associated with CMD. Conclusion: It was possible to describe the association between contemporary factors and mental disorders in a young population, to which prevention and control measures, through public policies proposed to the areas of Primary Care, Mental Health and Education, can represent a better quality of life and health.

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de Quadros, L. de C. M., Quevedo, L. de A., Gonçalves, H. D., Horta, B. L., Motta, J. V. D. S., & Gigante, D. P. (2020). Common Mental Disorders and Contemporary Factors: 1982 Birth Cohort. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, 73(1). https://doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167-2018-0162

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