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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, A.-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, D.-
dc.contributor.authorDalGrande, E.-
dc.contributor.authorBen-Tovim, D.-
dc.contributor.authorElzinga, R.-
dc.contributor.authorGoldney, R.-
dc.contributor.authorMcFarlane, A.-
dc.contributor.authorCheok, F.-
dc.contributor.authorKirke, D.-
dc.identifier.citationAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2000; 24(1):29-34-
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2000 Public Health Association of Australia-
dc.description.abstract<h4>Objective</h4>To determine, by the use of a telephone survey, the mental health status of SA adults (18+ years) using the GHQ-28, SF-12 and self-report as indicators of mental health, and to examine risk factors for mental health morbidity.<h4>Sample</h4>A random representative sample of South Australian adults selected from the Electronic White Pages. Overall, 2,501 interviews were conducted (74.0% response rate).<h4>Results</h4>Overall, 19.5% of respondents had a mental health problem as determined by the GHQ-28, 11.8% as determined by the mental health component summary score of the SF-12 and 11.9% self-reported a mental health condition. The percentage of people with a mental health problem who had used a psychologist or a psychiatrist in the previous 12 months was 9.6% for people diagnosed by the GHQ-28, 16.2% by SF-12 and 23.7% for self-report. The logistic regression analyses undertaken to describe people with a mental health problem as determined by the GHQ-28 and to describe people who visited a psychologist or psychiatrist produced different age categories, demographic and co-morbidity indicators. Variables found in both analyses included living in the metropolitan area, being economically inactive and being a high user of health services.<h4>Conclusions</h4>One in five South Australian adults has a mental problem. Although the prevalence is higher for younger age groups, older adults are more likely to visit a psychologist or a psychiatrist.<h4>Implications</h4>Telephone interviewing produces robust indicators of the prevalence of mental health problems and is a cost-effective way of identifying prevalence estimates or tracking changes over time.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAnne W. Taylor, David H. Wilson, Eleonora Dal Grande, David Ben-Tovim, Robert H. Elzinga, Robert D. Goldney, Alexander C. MacFarlane, Frida Cheok and Kerry Kirke-
dc.publisherPublic Health Assoc Australia Inc-
dc.subjectHealth Status Indicators-
dc.subjectPopulation Surveillance-
dc.subjectLogistic Models-
dc.subjectMental Health-
dc.subjectMental Disorders-
dc.subjectAge Distribution-
dc.subjectHealth Status-
dc.subjectResidence Characteristics-
dc.subjectSex Distribution-
dc.subjectMiddle Aged-
dc.subjectHealth Services-
dc.subjectCost-Benefit Analysis-
dc.subjectSouth Australia-
dc.subjectSurveys and Questionnaires-
dc.titleMental health status of the South Australian population-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.provenancePublished Online: 25 Sep 2007-
dc.identifier.orcidTaylor, A. [0000-0002-4422-7974]-
dc.identifier.orcidDalGrande, E. [0000-0002-5919-3893]-
dc.identifier.orcidMcFarlane, A. [0000-0002-3829-9509]-
dc.identifier.orcidCheok, F. [0000-0002-5381-437X]-
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