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Connections BETWEEN HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH IN NEW YORK CITY: DATA FROM THE 2002 NEW YORK CITY COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY KH McVeigh*, F Mostashari*, RA Wunsch-Hitzig**, SA Kuppin**, CG King**, JD Plapinger**, & LI Sederer** *New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Epidemiology Services ** New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Division of Mental Hygiene INTRODUCTION Clinical studies have reported connections in the middle of physical and psychological wellness, however as of not long ago, these connections have not been evaluated in an agent test of New York City inhabitants. This study presents discoveries that record the predominance of critical passionate pain and its relationship to physical wellbeing. Strategy We inspected information from the New York City Community Health Survey (NYCCHS), an irregular example phone review of 9,674 non-standardized grown-ups directed from May-July 2002. Respondents were asked institutionalized, psychologically tried inquiries regarding their wellbeing status and danger components. Respondents were delegated having encountered “significant passionate distress” amid the earlier 30 days on the off chance that they scored above 12 on the K6 scale (Kessler, 2002), a six-thing screening measure intended to segregate between group cases and non-instances of DSM-IV/SCID issue. Multi-way recurrence investigations were directed in SUDAAN creating weighted, age-institutionalized assessments. RESULTS More than 6% (381,000 individuals) of all grown-up New Yorkers report having clinically critical passionate pain. Persons with this pain regularly encounter sorrow, nervousness, and other enthusiastic issues that may generously meddle with a noteworthy life action, for example, eating, keeping up a family unit, working, or creating and keeping up individual connections (table 1). Huge passionate misery is accounted for all the more often among ladies, Hispanics, individuals ages 45 and more established, the individuals who are separated, isolated, or widowed, and individuals who gain not exactly $25,000 (table 1). New Yorkers who report critical passionate pain likewise report poorer general wellbeing and more days of weakness in the previous 30 days (graph 1). New Yorkers who report critical enthusiastic misery regularly take part in practices that put them at expanded danger for wellbeing issues, including getting no activity, and eating an eating routine low in products of the soil, and smoking (table 2). New Yorkers who report critical passionate misery encounter high rates of numerous conditions that put them at danger for incapacity and early demise, including elevated cholesterol, hypertension, weight, asthma, and diabetes (graph 2). Exchange Approximately 381,000 New Yorkers experience enthusiastic trouble of adequate extent to warrant an emotional well-being appraisal. The solid connection between\'s huge passionate misery and physical wellbeing recommends that both emotional wellness and physical wellbeing suppliers ought to be cognizant to perceive, and treat or make referrals for co-happening conditions. REFERENCE Kessler, R.C., Andrews, G., Colpe, L.J., Hiripi, E., Mroczek, D.K., Normand, S-L.T., Walters, E.E., & Zaslavsky, A.M. (2002). Short screening scales to screen populace prevalences and patterns in non-particular mental pain. Mental Medicine , 32 , 959-976. We might want to express gratitude toward Anjum Hajat, CHS Survey Manager, for her help with this investigation. For more data, please contact Tina McVeigh at tmcveigh@health.nyc.gov. Displayed at the Second International Conference on Urban Health, October 15-18, 2003.

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