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Latest items for MISA-DATA-1

Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Women are more likely to have issues with mental illness or addiction, and more likely to have minor children at home who depend on them"(para 3)."Through the eyes of our students, I have seen firsthand the lifelong disadvantages—and systemic injustices—that have landed so many women in prison. I’ve spoken with women who have committed crimes to feed their kids, or as a result of mental illness and addiction, or in some cases because crime had become a cycle of survival in their families and communities"(para 6)."Yes, reform in this country needs to include better mental health and trauma services for women in the criminal justice system"(para 11)more
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MISA-DATA-1, MMR-DATA-1

"One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide" (para 1). "The research examined coroner records of women aged 18-45 who took their lives over a 15-year period from 1994-2008, and found that suicide accounted for 51 of 966 deaths among pregnant women and those in the first year following birth across the province — that's approximately five per cent. And it makes suicide the fourth leading cause of death for perinatal women" (para 5).
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

Table 6.1 shows the average of poor mental health nationwide for women which is 4.3 (195)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

“Older women in the United States also report having a higher average number of days of poor mental health per month than older men (2.7 compared with 2.0) but a lower number than women overall (4.3). Among older women, the average number of days of poor mental health per month is largest in Nevada (3.5) and West Virginia (3.3), and smallest in Minnesota (1.6) and South Dakota (1.7)” (202)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

“Analysis of data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System indicates that adult women in the United States—when asked to think about their mental health, including stress, depression, and problems with emotions—report having an average of 4.3 days per month on which their mental health is not good (Table 6.1). The number of poor mental health days that women report experiencing is higher than the average number of poor mental health days per month reported by men (3.3)” (207)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

“The median number of days per month on which women aged 18 and older in the United States overall report experiencing poor mental health increased from 3.8 to 4.2 between 2000 and 2013, or about 11 percent” (197)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

“Among women from the largest racial and ethnic groups, Native American women report having, on average, the most number of days per month of poor mental health (6.3; Appendix Table B6.6), followed by women who identify with another racial group or two or more races (5.9 days), black women (4.8 days), Hispanic women (4.6 days), and white women (4.2 days). Asian/ Pacific Islander women report having the fewest days per month of poor mental health (2.7 days on average)” (208)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

“Millennial women report having, on average, 4.9 days per month of poor mental health, compared with 3.6 days for millennial men and 4.3 days for women overall. Millennial women report the highest average number of days per month of poor mental health in Arkansas (6.5) and the lowest in New Jersey (3.7)” (214)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

“Women’s self-reported number of days per month of poor mental health is lowest in Hawaii at 3.1 days per month, followed by North Dakota and South Dakota (3.2 days each). Alabama has the highest self-reported average number of days per month of poor mental health among women at 5.6, followed by Arkansas (5.5 days) and Kentucky (5.4 days)” (207)
Sept. 6, 2016, 10:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Mustafa Hussaini, a psychologist and university lecturer, said that the soothing surroundings and fresh air of a public park were all beneficial for mental health. 'Women are at more risk of mental illness than men because they face more domestic violence and restrictions on their freedom,' he continued. Hussaini said, 'The green environments of the parks decrease stress, increase relaxation and give women the opportunity to engage in physical exercise. All these factors help women’s mental and physical health.' This was particularly valuable for women confined to their homes for much of their time by conservative social traditions. 'They face more mental disorders such as depression as they just stay ...more
May 25, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"According to the 2013 statistics from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, 68.8 per cent of those suffering depression are women (406,965 of 591,148 persons) and the gap between men and women has remained constant since 2009 (Table 44)" (37).
May 3, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"16% of the population (18% of women and 14% of men) suffered from a chronic bodily or psychological health problem hampering their day-to-day activity" (10).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"As of the end of 2005, there were 50,891 people treated as outpatients in state owned mental health clinics, 27,576 were men and 23,315 were women. The number of women is higher in the 45-64 and 65+ age groups" (130). "In 2005, 14,649 people were admitted to inpatient care and day hospitalization, 5,969 (40.7%) of them were women. This data reflects an increase compared to 2002, when 13,295 persons were admitted to inpatient care and day hospitalization, 5,490 (42.1%) of them were women" (130).
March 29, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Data is now available on identified cases of mental disorders since the improvements in data collection and statistics management of the MH between 2008 and 2012. These figures released by the Department of Mental Health show that the most common mental health disorder in Timor-Leste is Acute Psychosis with about 450 female cases in 2012. Schizophrenia is the second most common disorder with 350 female cases followed by depressive disorder (about 150 female cases), bipolar disorder (60 female cases) and anxiety disorder (less than 50 female cases). On a general note data indicates that the mentally ill are more likely to be female: about 55% of mentally ill are female. ...more
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

""One in 14 men and one in 8 women suffer from depression, which is considered mental illness. About 20% of the population is considered to have mental disorders altogether. We do not have specific statistics about the difference between men and women overall." Natalya Bochkor" (3)
Nov. 21, 2015, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

“…prevalence of postnatal depression is about 12–15 per cent of women who has just delivered…” (65). “…the vast majority of mentally ill persons are mothers” (65)
Sept. 4, 2015, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Approximately 18% of women in the U.S., or 28 million women, are living with a disability" (1). Whether this statistic includes women with mental illness is not stated, but it may and is still important to be included (RP-CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 18, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"In 2010, the President’s Adviser on Health Affairs stated that 28 percent of women which makes around two million people have severe depression" (21)
Aug. 12, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"The National Report on the Status of Human Development (2008) draws attention to the fact that women made up 5 per cent of all professors and academic staff killed between 2003 and 2006 and 7 per cent of journalists killed in the same period. This is a very high proportion in comparison with the total numbers of women in these fields. The prevailing violence has had an impact on women’s frame of mind: a study conducted in 2006 in Mosul (a city which has suffered and continues to suffer from armed violence) indicates that 51 per cent of the study sample showed signs of depression. This is a higher percentage ...more
July 31, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"The National Report on the Status of Human Development (2008) draws attention to the fact that women made up 5 per cent of all professors and academic staff killed between 2003 and 2006 and 7 per cent of journalists killed in the same period. This is a very high proportion in comparison with the total numbers of women in these fields. The prevailing violence has had an impact on women’s frame of mind: a study conducted in 2006 in Mosul (a city which has suffered and continues to suffer from armed violence) indicates that 51 per cent of the study sample showed signs of depression. This is a higher percentage ...more
June 29, 2015, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Access to mental health care is extremely limited in India. There are only 43 state mental hospitals – clearly not enough to provide quality services for the 70 million or more people with psychosocial disabilities who may want it. For every million people, there are only 3 psychiatrists and roughly 0.5 psychologists. And only 25 percent of hospitals, clinics, and mental health professionals are in rural areas, where 75 percent of the people live" (para 14)
April 16, 2015, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Together with the advocacy group Disability Rights International, Colectivo Chucan has gathered testimonies from 51 women for a new report on the reproductive rights of women with psychosocial disabilities. Their findings are disturbing: 42 percent of the women surveyed said they had been forced or coerced into sterilisation by doctors or family members. A further 43 percent of women who visited a gynaecologist had suffered physical, psychological or sexual abuse. Pregnant women like Eunice, received little support from the government in having and raising their children, the report said" (para 4-5)
Jan. 3, 2015, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Women in Kashmir are suffering from a number of physical and psychological problems because of the stressful environment. In the war-trodden region, Kashmiri women are now experiencing more stress as an aftermath of war and infertility. According to a report many women are becoming infertile because of conflicting environment and stressful conditions. According to psychiatric research, 800,000 people in Kashmir including women are affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A gynecologist has said that “Conflict has resulted in many psychiatric problems in women, including depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, which directly affect child birth" (para. 4)
Sept. 27, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"The Committee appreciates measures taken by the State party to improve mental health services for young women, but notes with concern the prevailing high level of suicide among young women, particularly minority and migrant youth" (9). "As noted in the report of the State party, disabled women are disproportionately represented among those who lack qualifications, those who do not work, and those on low incomes. The Committee is concerned that the new social security legislation will likely predominantly affect Maori women and reduce their social benefits. The Committee is further concerned that there are few education and employment programmes targeted at women and girls with disabilities. The Committee notes with ...more
Sept. 10, 2012, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2, MISA-DATA-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"(Female Circumcision:…Unabated in the 21st Century) 4800 pregnant Kuwaiti and Saudi women were evaluated for FGM over a four year period. The prevalence Female Genital Cutting was 38%. Circumcised women had longer hospital stays, higher rates of prolonged labor, cesarean delivery, hemorrhagic bleeding, death of the newborn, and hepatitis C. Flashbacks to the cutting event were reported by 80%, 30% met criteria for post-traumatic-stress disorder relating to the cutting event, 58% had major psychiatric disorders, and 38% had chronic anxiety. These researchers conclude that 'Female circumcision is associated with adverse materno-fetal outcome and psychiatric sequelae. Many will need psychiatric as well as gynecological care'" (5)more
July 21, 2012, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Three-quarters of the 64 individuals interviewed for this report said that they felt the lack of paid leave or inflexible work conditions was harmful to their or their children’s health. Many mothers said they lacked time to physically recover from childbirth because they had little or no paid family leave or sick leave, and could not afford longer unpaid leaves. Others said their short leaves contributed to postpartum depression. Some parents said the deficient work-family supports compromised their children’s health" (43)
July 6, 2012, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"The Government has reported that depression is the main cause for women to set themselves on fire and estimates that some 2,400 women commit self-immolation each year. For most, such action is a cry for help to escape an abusive, violent family life. Although not all women and girls who take this action intend to kill themselves, most die of their burns. Child and forced marriages, the handing over of girls to settle disputes, and sexual and domestic violence are the main causes of self-immolation" (50)
June 15, 2012, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"In Finland, girls suffer from depression more than boys. 18% of girls in secondary schools and 14% of high school girls are depressed" (23)
May 22, 2012, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Women prisoners are more likely than males to have a serious mental illness; around 70% of women in prison have mental health problems, and they often do not receive the drug or mental health treatment needed. Around 30% of women in prison self-harm, compared to 6% of men. 37% of women sent to prison have previously attempted suicide, compared to 20% of men in prison" (25). "Health services for women in prison are wholly inadequate, given that around 70% have mental health problems (see paragraph 24). Most women in secure hospitals have a history of being abused physically and sexually, and stand no chance of recovery while security of detention ...more
May 3, 2012, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"The proportion of women with disabilities has generally increased every year (women composed 41.3% of all registered persons with disabilities as of late December 2009)" (143)