oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Incidence of psychiatric disorders among female Fulani admitted at the Jos University Teaching Hospital in a five-year period

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The study investigated the incidence of psychiatric disorders amongst Female Fulani admitted at the Jos University Teaching Hospital over a five year period, 1989 - 1993, using the hospital's admission registers. Of the total of the 996 women admitted, 25% were Fulani in age range 6 to 85 years. All of them were Muslims, 94.05% were illiterate, and 88.9% were married. The results also showed that mood disorders were the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the population. Results were discussed in the light of the cultural and sociological circumstances of the female Fulani.

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