Journal article

Prevalence of schizophrenia and its association with socio-demographic correlates in an agricultural region of China

Wen-Wang Rao, Yun-Shu Zhang, Chee H Ng, Li-Jun Cui, Jian-Feng Li, Lin Li, Gabor S Ungvari, Ke-Qing Li, Yu-Tao Xiang

ASIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Little is known about the epidemiology of schizophrenia in the agricultural regions of China. This study examined the 1-month and lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia and their association with socio-demographic factors in Hebei province which is an important agricultural region of China. A multi-stage, stratified, cluster random sampling method was adopted. The diagnosis of schizophrenia was ascertained with the validated Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders-Patient Edition (SCID-I/P/C). Altogether, 23,675 subjects were screened, of whom, 20,884 were included for analyses. The weighted 1-month and lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia were 0.5 % [95 % confidence interval..

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