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Prevalence and disability of DSM-IV bipolar disorder in Korean general population survey
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- WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
- BIPOLAR DISORDERS; Vol.12 ; 13-13
- Background: There have been few large-scale epidemiological
studies which have examined the prevalence of bipolar disorder
in Korea. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of
bipolar I and II disorders in the Korean population.
Methods: A total of 6,510 adults (one person per household,
randomly chosen) completed face-to-face interviews (response rate
81.7%) from July 2006 to April 2007 (Korean Epidemiologic
Catchment Area study Replication). Lifetime and one-year
prevalence and correlates were evaluated with the Korean version
of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (K-CIDI).
Those identified were compared with subjects without bipolar
disorder on rates of co-morbidity with anxiety and substance use
disorders as well as demographic features and measures of
disability and service utilization. Polychotomous logistic
regression was used to study the relationship between the three
samples and these dependent variables.
Results: The lifetime and 12-month prevalences for DSM-IV
bipolar disorders were 0.64% and 0.34%, respectively. There was
no gender difference. Compared with subjects without bipolar
disorder, those with bipolar disorder were distinguished by more
likelihood of unemployment; greater likelihood of being widowed,
separated, or divorced; higher rates of nicotine use disorder and
anxiety disorder; greater disability as measured by EuroQol-5D;
increased rates of service utilization; and higher lifetime rates of
Conclusions: The prevalence rate of bipolar disorder assessed by
K-CIDI in Korea is similar to other East Asian countries, but still
lower than the Western countries. This large national survey
highlights the marked functional impairment caused by bipolar
disorder, even when compared with major depressive disorder.
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