Area characteristics and admission rates of people with schizophrenia and affective disorders in a German rural catchment area.

@article{Losert2012AreaCA,
  title={Area characteristics and admission rates of people with schizophrenia and affective disorders in a German rural catchment area.},
  author={Carolin Losert and Max Schmauss and Thomas Becker and Reinhold Kilian},
  journal={Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={371-9}
}
BACKGROUND Studies in urban areas identified environmental risk factors for mental illness, but little research on this topic has been performed in rural areas. METHODS Hospital admission rates were computed for 174 rural municipalities in the catchment area of the state psychiatric hospital in Günzburg in years 2006 to 2009 and combined with structural and socio-economic data. Relationships of overall and diagnosis-specific admission rates with municipality characteristics were analysed by… CONTINUE READING

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