Journal article

Psychological distress among migrant groups in Australia: results from the 2015 National Health Survey

Bianca Brijnath, Josefine Antoniades, Jeromey Temple

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology: the international journal for research in social and genetic epidemiology and mental health services | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2019


PURPOSE: To understand the relationship between migration and psychological distress, we (a) calculated the prevalence of psychological distress in specific migrant groups, and (b) examined the association between specific birth groups and psychological distress, while controlling for confounding variables to understand vulnerabilities across migrant groups. METHODS: The prevalence of psychological distress, disaggregated by birthplace, was calculated using data from the Australian 2015 National Health Survey, which measures psychological distress via the Kessler Screening Scale for Psychological Distress (K10). Multivariable logistic regression models, with adjustments for complex survey de..

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