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Comorbidity and disease burden in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)

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dc.contributor.author Gadermann, Anne M.
dc.contributor.author Alonso Caballero, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Vilagut Saiz, Gemma, 1975-
dc.contributor.author Zaslavsky, Alan M.
dc.contributor.author Kessler, Ronald C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-18T12:00:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-18T12:00:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Gadermann AM, Alonso J, Vilagut G, Zaslavsky AM, Kessler RC. Comorbidity and disease burden in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Depress Anxiety. 2012 Sep;29(9):797-806. DOI: 10.1002/da.21924
dc.identifier.issn 1091-4269
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/36612
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Disease burden estimates rarely consider comorbidity. Using a recently developed methodology for integrating information about comorbidity into disease burden estimates, we examined the comparative burdens of nine mental and 10 chronic physical disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). METHODS: Face-to-face interviews in a national household sample (n = 5,692) assessed associations of disorders with scores on a visual analog scale (VAS) of perceived health. Multiple regression analysis with interactions for comorbidity was used to estimate these associations. Simulation was used to estimate incremental disorder-specific effects adjusting for comorbidity. RESULTS: The majority of respondents (74.9%) reported one or more disorders. Of respondents with disorders, 73.8-98.2% reported having at least one other disorder. The best-fitting model to predict VAS scores included disorder main effects and interactions for number of disorders. Adjustment for comorbidity reduced individual-level disorder-specific burden estimates substantially, but with considerable between-disorder variation (0.07-0.69 ratios of disorder-specific estimates with and without adjustment for comorbidity). Four of the five most burdensome disorders at the individual level were mental disorders based on bivariate analyses (panic/agoraphobia, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, major depression) but only two based on multivariate analyses, adjusting for comorbidity (panic/agoraphobia, major depression). Neurological disorders, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes were the other most burdensome individual-level disorders. Chronic pain conditions, cardiovascular disorders, arthritis, insomnia, and major depression were the most burdensome societal-level disorders. CONCLUSIONS: Adjustments for comorbidity substantially influence estimates of disease burden, especially those of mental disorders, underlining the importance of including information about comorbidity in studies of mental disorders.
dc.description.sponsorship The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH; U01-MH60220) with supplemental support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; Grant 044780. Additional support for the preparation of this work was provided by the Mental Health Burden Study (NIMH; HHSN271200700030C). We thank the staff of the WMH Data Collection and Data Analysis Coordination Centres for assistance with instrumentation, fieldwork, and consultation on data analysis. These activities were supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH070884), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Pfizer Foundation, the US Public Health Service (R13-MH066849, R01-MH069864, and R01 DA016558), the Fogarty International Center (FIRCA R03-TW006481)
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag
dc.relation.ispartof Depress Anxiety. 2012 Sep;29(9):797-806
dc.rights © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comorbidity and disease burden in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), Anne M. Gadermann et al., Depression and Anxiety, Vol. 29, núm. 9
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dc.subject.other Assistència mèdica -- Cost
dc.subject.other Salut -- Enquestes
dc.subject.other Malalties mentals
dc.title Comorbidity and disease burden in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/da.21924
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