Prevalence of specific phobia in school student in mosul city- north of IraqAuthor(s): Shatha Abdul-Rahman H. Al-Ghurairi*
Objectives: aim of this descriptive study is to determine specific phobia prevalence in student from 12 to more than 15 years in Mosul city, gender and age prevalence, to forecast the type of specific phobia, and lastly to identify it's relation with some variables.
Method: it is cross-sectional study was carried out during October and November 2018.A sample of 412 student selected systematically, from Intermediate schools (males and females) to signify the special geographical zones of city. Specific phobia scale of ICD 10 Scales 1996 was used by direct meeting with each student.
Results: the study shows a prevalence rate of 13.5% from which 4.4% was situational phobia whilst natural was 1%. Among variables the significant difference was in age, gender, crowding index, education of father, and job of mother.
Conclusion: the study shows that more than one tenth of adolescents has specific phobia mostly situational type. A significant differences is found in gender, age, crowding index, education of father, and job of mother.