Afro-Caribbean immigrants are reported to have a high rate of schizophrenia compared with other population groups.
In a prospective first contact study of schizophrenia in Jamaica in 1992,335 patients were examined using the Present State Examination.
285 patients were evaluated as having a PSE'restrictive'S+diagnosis of schizophrenia, and 32 as having a'broad'S ? P, or O diagnosis of schizophrenia.
With a population of 2.46 million, this represents a first-contact incidence rate for'restrictive'schizophrenia of 1.16 per 10 000 population, and an age-corrected (15-54) incidence rate of 2.09 per 10000.
Incidence rates for schizophrenia in Jamaica are lower than those reported in Afro-Caribbean immigrants in the UK and Holland, and within the reported range for other population groups worldwide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Psychose, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Jamaïque, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Etude comparative, Immigrant, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Afro-carribéen
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Incidence, Epidemiology, Jamaica, West Indies, Central America, America, Comparative study, Immigrant, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0455749
Code Inist : 002B18C06A. Création : 01/03/1996.