Country of birth and hospital treatment for psychosis in New South Wales

Nielssen, Olav, Sara, Grant, Lim, Yen and Large, Matthew (2013) Country of birth and hospital treatment for psychosis in New South Wales. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48 4: 613-620. doi:10.1007/s00127-012-0577-7

Author Nielssen, Olav
Sara, Grant
Lim, Yen
Large, Matthew
Title Country of birth and hospital treatment for psychosis in New South Wales
Journal name Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0933-7954
Publication date 2013-04
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00127-012-0577-7
Volume 48
Issue 4
Start page 613
End page 620
Total pages 8
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Migration has been found to be a risk factor for schizophrenia in several high-income countries.

: To examine whether overseas migrants to New South Wales (NSW) have higher rates of admission to psychiatric hospitals for psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia and mania, compared to people born in Australia.

: The country of birth of people admitted to public mental health units for the treatment of psychotic illness and for non-psychotic disorders between 2001 and 2010 was compared to the country of birth for the NSW population in the 2006 census. Meta-analysis was used to estimate the odds of being admitted for any psychotic disorder, for a schizophrenia-related psychosis and for mania compared to non-psychotic disorder, for those born in Australia, New Zealand and for nine global regions.

Those born in Oceania (including Melanesia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and other Polynesian islands, but excluding Hawaii and New Zealand) had the highest odds of admission for the treatment of psychosis compared to a non-psychotic disorder and had the highest odds of being admitted with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or mania.

:  In the years 2001–2010, those born in Oceania were at an increased risk of admission to NSW psychiatric hospitals for the treatment of psychotic illness.
Keyword Migration
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 9 September 2012.

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