New directions in the epidemiology of schizophrenia

McGrath, John J. and Susser, Ezra S. (2009) New directions in the epidemiology of schizophrenia. Medical Journal of Australia, 190 Suppl. 4: S7-S9.

Author McGrath, John J.
Susser, Ezra S.
Title New directions in the epidemiology of schizophrenia
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2009-02-16
Year available 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 190
Issue Suppl. 4
Start page S7
End page S9
Total pages 3
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Abstract New primary data and systematic reviews have prompted the review of some long-held views about the epidemiology of schizophrenia.
Formatted abstract
• New primary data and systematic reviews have prompted the review of some long-held views about the epidemiology of schizophrenia.
• The incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia show prominent variation between locations.
• Males are more likely to develop schizophrenia than females (1.4:1).
• Migrant status, urban birth or residence, and advanced paternal age are associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
• Prenatal infection and nutrition are associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia.
• Individuals with schizophrenia have a 2-3-fold increased mortality risk compared with the general population. This differential mortality gap may have worsened in recent decades.
• Epidemiology is good for generating candidate exposures but poor at proving them. Cross-disciplinary projects between epidemiology and neuroscience may help us understand the pathways leading to schizophrenia.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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