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Table 4 Prevalence, prevalence ratios and confidence intervals for minor psychiatric diseases by socio-demographic, behavioral, and work characteristics for the sample (n = 879)§.

From: Minor psychiatric disorders among Brazilian ragpickers: a cross-sectional study

Variables Prevalence (%) PR (CI 95%) P value
Gender*    0.001
Male 35.1 1.0  
Female 45.9 1.3 (1.1 – 1.5)  
Economic Level (ABEP)    0.01&
Level B (Highest)** 26.3 1.0  
Level C 31.8 1.2 (0.5 – 2.5)  
Level D 39.9 1.5 (0.7 – 3.1)  
Level E (Lowest) 43.4 1.6 (0.8 – 3.4)  
Schooling (Years)    0.02&
<1 46.2 1.0  
1 a 4 years 39.3 0.9 (0.7 – 1.0)  
5 a 8 years 34.8 0.8 (0.6 – 1.0)  
Smoking Status    0.01&
Never 33.9 1.0  
Ex- 36.7 1.1 (0.8 – 1.4)  
Current 43.3 1.3 (1.1 – 1.5)  
Alcoholism    <0.001
CAGE Negative 36.1 1.0  
CAGE Positive 58.3 1.3 (1.2 – 1.4)  
Ragpickers    0.001
No 33.6 1.0  
Yes 44.7 1.3 (1.1 – 1.6)  
Static Posture    0.001
No 30.6 1.0  
Yes 42.4 1.4 (1.1 – 1.7)  
Work accidents    <0.001
No 36.1 1.0  
Yes 58.3 1.6 (1.4 – 1.9)  
Job satisfaction    <0.001
Yes 36.1 1.0  
No 58.3 1.6 (1.4 – 1.9)  
  1. § Those with more than 8 years of schooling were excluded.
  2. &p for trend.
  3. * Cut-points defining MPD: Males ≥ 6 Females ≥ 8. See text for details.
  4. **There were no participants from economic level A.