Functional somatic symptoms: a cross-ethnic comparison.

Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (Impact Factor: 1.5). 11/1992; 62(4):605-12. DOI: 10.1037/h0079376
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ABSTRACT Type, distribution, and comorbidity of functional somatic symptoms were examined in four community samples, three Hispanic and one non-Hispanic white. Important intergroup and intragroup differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white groups were identified. Of the four groups, Puerto Rican respondents reported the highest level of somatic symptoms; this finding was apparently independent of sociodemographic factors.

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