Urban birth and migrant status as risk factors for psychosis: An Australian case-control study

McGrath, J. J., El-SaadiO, CardyS, ChappleB, ChantD and MowryB (2001) Urban birth and migrant status as risk factors for psychosis: An Australian case-control study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36 11: 533-536. doi:10.1007/s001270170003


Author McGrath, J. J.
El-SaadiO
CardyS
ChappleB
ChantD
MowryB
Title Urban birth and migrant status as risk factors for psychosis: An Australian case-control study
Journal name Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0933-7954
Publication date 2001-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s001270170003
Volume 36
Issue 11
Start page 533
End page 536
Total pages 4
Place of publication Berlin
Publisher Springer International
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321204 Mental Health
730211 Mental health
Abstract Background Urban birth and migrant status have been identified as risk factors for psychosis in North American and European studies. The aim of this study was to explore these variables in an Australian case-control study. Method Country of birth of subjects and their parents, and place of birth of Australian-born subjects, were examined in individuals with psychosis drawn from a prevalence study (n = 310) and well controls recruited from the same catchment area (n = 303). Results Migrant status was associated with a significantly decreased odds of having a psychotic disorder. For those born in Australia, neither migrant status of parents nor urban birth was associated with having a psychotic disorder. Conclusions The lack of effect for urban birth and second-generation migrant status may help generate candidate environmental risk factors that operate in Europe but not in Australia.
Keyword Psychiatry
Schizophrenia
Psychotic Disorders
Epidemiology
Urban Health
Migrants
Risk Factors
Schizophrenia
Netherlands
Disorders
Illness
London
Season
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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