To investigate the role of social factors, health status, and psychiatric disorders (DSM-III-R) on mental health services use, we utilized the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS), a nationally representative household survey (1990–1992) of the US (n=5877). Multivariate logistic regression allowed estimation of the adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals on the likelihood of visiting the health or the specialty mental/addictive service sectors. Significant determinants included: gender, race, household income, work status, and quality of community-level health care resources. Those with greater socioeconomic resources or comorbid psychiatric disorders were more likely to visit the specialty mental health sector.
Kouzis, A. (2005), "Social Factors, Need, and Mental Health Services Utilization: Findings of the National Comorbidity Survey", Jacobs Kronenfeld, J. (Ed.) Health Care Services, Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Underserved Populations: Patient and Provider Perspectives (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 23), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 57-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0275-4959(05)23004-1Download as .RIS
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