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Q Does gender, age, ethnicity, and/or place of residence affect the incidence of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders?
Follow up period:
Two years (Nottingham and London), nine months (Bristol).
Three study centres in South East London, Nottingham, and Bristol, UK; case ascertainment 1997–99.
1 030 266 people (1 631 441 person years) aged 16–64 years resident in the study areas (UK 2001 census data).
Gender, age, ethnicity, area of residence. Ethnicity was determined by self-report, place of birth, and parents’ place of birth.
Incidence of schizophrenia or other psychoses (DSM-IV). All people making contact with psychiatric services for the first time who had symptoms or clinical suspicion of psychosis and no organic medical cause were screened using the World Health Organization Psychosis Screen, the Schedules of Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN), and a modified Personal and Psychiatric History Schedule. Diagnoses were based on consensus …
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