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Table 1 Summary of the studies reported prevalence of mental disorders in adult population

From: Mental disorders in Bangladesh: a systematic review

Author’s and publication year Year of data collection Setting Place of the study Age range (years), sexes n (sample size) Outcome measures instruments Prevalence
Chowdhury, 1975 [13] 1974 Urban F (OPD, Hospital) ≥ 13 (both) 652 NA 31.4%
Alam, 1978 [14] 1976-1977 Urban F (GP) All (both) 1,764 NA 29%
Chowdhury et al., 1981 [15] 1978 Rural C All (both) 1,181 NA 6.5%
Ara et al., 2001 [19] 2000 Rural C 18-65 (women) 415 GHQ-60 16.38%
Islam et al., 2003 [16] 1996-1997 Urban C ≥18 (both) 1,145 SRQ 28%
Karim et al., 2006 [17] 2003 Rural & Urban C ≥18 (both) 327 SRQ, SCID NP 12.2%
Hosain et al., 2007 [18] 2000 Rural C 18-60 (both) 766 GHQ-60 16.5%
NIMH, B and WHO, 2007 [12] 2003-2005 Rural & Urban C ≥18 (both) 13,080 SRQ, SCID 16.1%
  1. NA = Not available, both = male and female, C = Community based study, F = Facility based study, OPD = Out Patient Department, GP = General Practice, GHQ 60 = General Health Questionnaire 60, SRQ = Self-Reporting Questionnaire, SCID = Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), SCID NP = Structured Clinical Interview for diagnosis: non-patient version.