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Background

This study aimed to assess whether Chinese men who have sex with men MSM had a significantly elevated prevalence of psychiatric disorders compared to urban males in China.

Methods

807 MSM were recruited using a respondent-driven sampling RDS method in urban area of northeast China. Psychiatric disorders were assessed employing the Composite International Diagnostic Interview CIDI. Version 1.0 according to the criteria of the DSM-III-R.

Results

Chinese MSM had a significantly elevated standardized prevalence ratios SPR for lifetime prevalence of any disorder SPR = 2.8; 95%CI: 2.5–3.2, mood disorder SPR = 3.0; 95%CI: 2.3–3.7, anxiety disorder SPR = 5.5; 95% CI: 4.6–6.5, alcohol use disorder SPR = 2.4, 95%CI: 2.0–2.8, and combination of disorders SPR = 4.2; 95%CI: 3.4–5.1.

Conclusions

Chinese MSM had significantly elevated prevalence and comorbidity of psychiatric disorders. RDS is a suitable sampling method for psychiatric epidemiological survey in MSM population.



Author: Lianzheng Yu, Chao Jiang, Jun Na, Ning Li, Wenli Diao, Yuan Gu, Li Zhao, Yan Zou, Ying Chen, Li Liu, Huijuan Mu, Yunyong Liu, Liy

Source: http://plos.srce.hr/



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