Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Treatment of mental disorders for adolescents in Mexico City

G Borges, C Benjet, ME Medina-Mora, R Orozco, PS Wang

Volume 86, Number 10, October 2008, 757-764

Table 3. Sociodemographic predictors of treatment over 12 monthsa,b

Variable Any treatment among any disorder
Any minimally adequate treatment among those with a disorder and receiving treatment
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Sex
Male 1.00 1.00
Female 1.65 (1.06–2.57) 0.79 (0.39–1.60)
Age group in years
15–17 1.00 1.00
12–14 0.93 (0.68–1.28) 0.80 (0.21–3.08)
Attending school
No 1.00 1.00
Yes 1.26 (0.86–1.85) 2.68 (1.08–6.65)
Living with both parents
No 1.00 1.00
Yes 0.91 (0.63–1.31) 0.77 (0.36–1.66)
Adolescent social burdenc
No 1.75 (0.97–3.15) 0.31 (0.02–3.94)
Yes 1.00 1.00
Parental education
None/primary (≤ 6 years) 1.00 1.00
Secondary (7–9 years) 1.78 (1.05–3.01) 1.20 (0.40–3.59)
High school (10–12 years) 1.83 (1.06–3.15) 0.54 (0.23–1.25)
College (≥ 13 years) 2.20 (1.04–4.67) 1.03 (0.28–3.75)
Income
Low 1.00 1.00
Average 0.81 (0.55–1.20) 1.42 (0.75–2.70)
High 0.74 (0.51–1.07) 0.96 (0.18–5.21)

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.a N = 3005.b All models were adjusted by any mood, anxiety, impulse and substance disorder over 12 months.c Adolescents social burden were those participants answering affirmatively to any of the three conditions: worked during the school year, ever married and had children.

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