Table 6

Summary of studies reporting comorbidities with mental health problem/depression.

Comorbidity Study

Study Quality Score/8

Arthritis

(%)

Asthma

(%)

CVD

(%)

Diabetes

(%)

Hypertension

(%)

Dyslipidemia

(%)

Malignancy

(%)

Mental problem/

depression

(%)


Mental health problem/depression


O'Halloran et al, 2003 [42] ≥ 65 yrs n = 2,976, GP encounters (depression prevalence 10%)

5

27.0 (OA)

-

15.9 (IHD)

12.9

40.9

18.9

23.7

NHS 2004–05 [2] ≥ 65 yrs n = 3,212 mental health and behavioural problemsa, self-report all conditions (prevalence 9.5%)

7

30.0

5.28

26.7

6.8

-

-

6.3


Hunt et al 2004 [49] ≥ 18 yrs n = 10,241, generalised anxiety disorder diagnosed by composite international diagnostic interview (CIDI) (prevalence 4.5%) depression CIDI

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

38.9 (depression)

NHS 2004–05 [2] ≥ 25 yrs n = 17,202 mental health and behavioural problemsa, self-report all conditions (prevalence 12.1%)

7

30.3

14.1

14.0

4.7

-

-

6.3

Wilson et al 2003 [50] ≥ 15 yrs n = 382 GP diagnosed depression (Medic-GP database), comorbidities from medical records

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

8.9 (anxiety)

National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, 1997 [51] ≥ 18 yrs n = 10,641 mental health problem diagnosed by CIDI (prevalence 12.3%)

7

Affective disorder (prevalence 3.8%)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

47.3 (anxiety)

Anxiety disorder (prevalence 5.5%)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

24.5 (affective)


-, not reported; aMental and behavioural problems include alcohol and drug, affective, anxiety-related, psychological development, behavioural and emotional, organic mental problems and symptoms and signs involving cognition, perception, emotional state and behaviour.

Caughey et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:221   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-221

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