Journal article

Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in Caribbean-born migrants and their descendants in England: systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence rates, 1950-2013.

A Tortelli, A Errazuriz, T Croudace, C Morgan, RM Murray, PB Jones, A Szoke, JB Kirkbride

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology: the international journal for research in social and genetic epidemiology and mental health services | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: Increased risk of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders among black Caribbean migrants and their descendants have been described since the 1960s. It remains unclear whether this risk varies over time, between rural and urban areas, or according to methodological artefact. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the incidence of adult-onset psychotic disorders in black Caribbean groups relative to the baseline population in England, published 1950-2013. Subject to sufficient data (N ≥ 5) we used random effects meta-analyses to estimate pooled incidence rates (IR) and rate ratios (IRR) of seven psychotic disorder outcomes, and meta-regression to inspect whether any variatio..

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