Incidence and prevalence of mental disorders among immigrants and native Finns : a register-based study

Show full item record



Permalink

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/279879

Citation

Markkula , N , Lehti , V , Gissler , M & Suvisaari , J 2017 , ' Incidence and prevalence of mental disorders among immigrants and native Finns : a register-based study ' , Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology , vol. 52 , no. 12 , pp. 1523-1540 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1432-7

Title: Incidence and prevalence of mental disorders among immigrants and native Finns : a register-based study
Author: Markkula, Niina; Lehti, Venla; Gissler, Mika; Suvisaari, Jaana
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2017-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
ISSN: 0933-7954
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/279879
Abstract: Migrants appear to have a higher risk of mental disorders, but findings vary across country settings and migrant groups. We aimed to assess incidence and prevalence of mental disorders among immigrants and Finnish-born controls in a register-based cohort study. A register-based cohort study of 184.806 immigrants and 185.184 Finnish-born controls (1.412.117 person-years) was conducted. Information on mental disorders according to ICD-10 was retrieved from the Hospital Discharge Register, which covers all public health care use. The incidence of any mental disorder was lower among male (adjusted HR 0.82, 95% CI 0.77-0.87) and female (aHR 0.76, 95% CI 0.72-0.81) immigrants, being lowest among Asian and highest among North African and Middle Eastern immigrants. The incidence of bipolar, depressive and alcohol use disorders was lower among immigrants. Incidence of psychotic disorders was lower among female and not higher among male immigrants, compared with native Finns. Incidence of PTSD was higher among male immigrants (aHR 4.88, 95% CI 3.38-7.05). The risk of mental disorders varies significantly across migrant groups and disorders and is generally lower among immigrants than native Finns.
Subject: Migrants
Mood disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Psychotic disorders
Register study
MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
2ND-GENERATION IMMIGRANTS
MOOD DISORDERS
UNITED-STATES
HEALTH-CARE
POPULATION
COHORT
MIGRATION
MIGRANTS
1ST
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
Rights:


Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
10.1007_s00127_017_1432_7.pdf 743.2Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record