Social psychiatry

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 155–161 | Cite as

Psychiatric illness in two contrasting ethiopian outpatient populations

  • M. Dormaar
  • R. Giel
  • J. N. van Luijk


Two Ethiopian general outpatient populations with a very different socio-economic background showed a significant difference in the proportions of patients with psychiatric illness. The two clinics varied considerably in their accessability to patients. The differences in the prevalence of psychiatric illness are explained in terms of the varying illness behaviour of the two populations rather than as a result of variations in the incidence of illness.


Public Health Psychiatric Illness Illness Behaviour Outpatient Population General Outpatient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dormaar
  • R. Giel
    • 1
  • J. N. van Luijk
  1. 1.Academisch ZiekenhuisGroningenThe Netherlands

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