“CORRELATES OF PTSD ACROSS ETHNIC AND RACIAL MINORITY GROUPS IN THE US”
Reported lifetime prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the United States (U.S.) general population range between 6.8 and 12.3 percent. Inconsistent results across ethnic and racial groups could result from differences in the type and amount of exposure to traumatic events, differences in risk factors for developing PTSD, and differences in the response of others to the traumatic events. There are very few nationally representative studies of PTSD prevalence in the general population which include large numbers of non-English speaking minority populations, and a broad array of explanatory factors for differences in prevalence and risks. Using data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys, we assessed whether posttraumatic stress disorder varies in prevalence, diagnostic criteria endorsement, and correlates among a nationally representative sample of non-Latino whites, Latinos, Asians, African Americans and
Afro-Caribbeans in the United States. We will present results and conclusions from this unique study.
Dra. Margarita Alegría
Harvard Medical School
martes, 9 de octubre de 2012
10:30 a. m. - 12:00 p. m.
**La presentación de la Dra. Margarita Alegría sera en español.
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Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey
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