This article examines admission rates for schizophrenia in terms of degree of urbanization.
Patient data was obtained from the Dutch psychiatric register.
The scale of urbanization used had five categories and was utilized to establish the degree of urbanization in each municipality (n=647).
Admission rates showed a significant positive correlation with the degree of urbanization in the 15-34 years and 35-54 years age groups for both sexes.
The average duration of hospitalization and the average number of readmissions showed no association with the degree of urbanization.
Taken as a whole, these utilization rates provide evidence of a much higher incidence of schizophrenia in the most urbanized municipalities of The Netherlands.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Psychose, Admission hôpital, Hospitalisation, Urbanisation, Pays Bas, Europe, Environnement social, Milieu rural, Milieu urbain, Etude comparative, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Hospital admission, Hospitalization, Urbanization, Netherlands, Europe, Social environment, Rural environment, Urban environment, Comparative study, Epidemiology, Human
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Cote : 97-0511788
Code Inist : 002B18C06A. Création : 13/02/1998.