Table 2

Prevalence of psychiatric disorders by sex
All Male Female p*
(N=841)(%) (N=261)(%) (N=580)(%)
Any psychiatric disorder 353 (42.0) 84 (32.2) 269 (46.4) <.001
Mood disorders
 Major depressive disorder 61 (7.3) 6 (2.3) 55 (9.5) <.001
 Dysthymic disorder 173 (20.6) 27 (10.3) 146 (25.2) <.001
 Depressive disorder, NOS 3 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.3) .931
 Bipolar disorder 10 (1.2) 3 (1.1) 7 (1.2) .943
 Other mood disorder 9 (1.1) 1 (0.4) 8 (1.4) .194
 Any mood disorder 228 (27.1) 34 (13.0) 194 (33.4) <.001
Anxiety disorder
 General anxiety disorder 145 (17.2) 45 (17.2) 100 (17.2) >.999
 OCD 1 (0.1) 1 (0.4) 0 (0) .136
 Panic disorder 6 (0.7) 2 (0.8) 4 (0.7) .903
 PTSD 3 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.3) .931
 Specific phobia 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.2) .502
 Social phobia 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.2) .502
 Anxiety disorder, NOS 3 (0.4) 2 (0.8) 1 (0.2) .181
 Any anxiety disorder 153 (18.2) 47 (18.0) 106 (18.3) .926
Adjustment disorder 21 (2.5) 7 (2.7) 14 (2.4) .818
Eating disorders
 Bulimia nervosa 11 (1.3) 2 (0.8) 9 (1.6) .354
 Anorexia nervosa 2 (0.2) 0 (0) 2 (0.3) .342
 Binge eating disorder 64 (7.6) 7 (2.7) 57 (9.8) <.001
 Any eating disorder 72 (8.6) 8 (3.1) 64 (11.0) <.001
Psychotic disorders
 Schizophrenia 7 (0.8) 1 (0.4) 6 (1.0) .336
 Other psychotic disorder 3 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.3) .931
Substance use disorders
 Alcohol-related disorders 5(0.6) 1 (0.4) 4 (0.7) .593
 Other substance-related disorder except for nicotine 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Organic mental disorders 9 (1.1) 3 (1.1) 6 (1/0) .881
Personality disorders 3 (0.4) 0 (0) 3 (0.5) .224
Sleep disorders 21 (2.5) 11 (4.2) 10 (1.7) .032

*Chi-square test was used to compare differences in prevalence between males and females.

Lin et al.

Lin et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:1   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-1

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