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  1. The incidence of first contact schizophrenia in Jamaica.

    Article - En anglais


    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.