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Trends across two time periods in the diagnosis of substance abuse comorbidity at the Hawaii State Hospital.

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Title: Trends across two time periods in the diagnosis of substance abuse comorbidity at the Hawaii State Hospital.
Authors: Patrick, V
Hishinuma, E S
Pehm, J
Issue Date: Dec 1999
Abstract: This study investigates the changes from the late 1980s to early 1990s of comorbidity (mental illness plus substance abuse) at the Hawaii State Hospital. For the 1990s, a prevalence rate ranging from 14.2% to 30% was estimated, with the latter figure based on a closer review of the records. A higher proportion of comorbid clients were single, and compared to the non-abusers (i.e., patients diagnosed with only schizophrenia or affective disorder), a higher percentage were male and had an educational level less than high school. There was an increase in the percent of non-abusers and substance abusers, but a decrease in the dual diagnosed. The implications of these findings are discussed.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53875
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 1999



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