The Relationship of Adult Mental Disorders to Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity, Marital Status, and Urbanicity of Residence

Silvia S. Martins, Jean Ko, Sachiko Kuwabara, Diana Clarke, Pierre Alexandre, Peter P. Zandi, Tamar Mendelson, Preben Bo Mortensen, William W. Eaton

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Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of recent literature and new data on differences in the prevalence of mental disorders across four key social variables: socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, marital status, and urbanicity. In some cases, these social factors can be risk factors for a mental disorder; in others they can be consequences of a mental disorder (e.g., low educational attainment secondary to a childhood disorder). Also, these social variables can interact with one another and act as confounders, mediators, or moderators in the association of specific mental disorders with specific social factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
Volume9780195390445
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950416
ISBN (Print)9780195390445
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

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Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Marital status
  • Mental disorders
  • Race
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Urbanicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Martins, S. S., Ko, J., Kuwabara, S., Clarke, D., Alexandre, P., Zandi, P. P., Mendelson, T., Mortensen, P. B., & Eaton, W. W. (2012). The Relationship of Adult Mental Disorders to Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity, Marital Status, and Urbanicity of Residence. In Public Mental Health (Vol. 9780195390445). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0007