APH 2001, 59, 347-357:
Analyse des données «santé mentale» de l'enquête nationale de santé, Belgique 1997. "Mental health data" analysis from the national health survey, Belgium 1997.
F. Kittel, M. Ribourdouille and M. Dramaix
Keywords: Belgium, epidemiology, health surveys, mental health, prevalence
|A secondary analysis
of data relevant for mental health extracted from the data collected by
the National Health Survey in 1997 has been performed. A subsample of
individuals aged 15 years and more, namely only those subjects having a
CHO score (General Health Questionnaire 12 items), were included in the
analysis (N = 8184). The other “mental health” indicators considered
are: depression during the last 12 months, and psychotropic drug
consumption (tranquillizers, sleep inducing pills, antidepressants) the
last 2 weeks.
study aimed to answer following questions:
the present article a selection of relevant findings are presented.
less favourable situation in terms of mental health appears for
Brussels-Capital and Waionia in comparison to Flanders, indicating most
probably socio-economic and cultural differences
Mental health indicators are associated with socio-demographic and behavioral variables as well as with satisfaction of social contacts, underlining the close relationship between mental, physical and social health.