Effects of Family History and Place and Season of Birth on the Risk of Schizophrenia

  title={Effects of Family History and Place and Season of Birth on the Risk of Schizophrenia},
  author={ARSTEN and \OCKER and EDERSEN and INE and ESTERGAARD and {\^A}n and OHLFAHRT and {\`E}r and RAGH and NDERSEN},
  • ARSTEN, ØCKER, +7 authors NDERSEN
  • Published 2000
A BSTRACT Background Although a family history of schizophrenia is the best-established risk factor for schizophrenia, environmental factors such as the place and season of birth may also be important. Methods Using data from the Civil Registration System in Denmark, we established a populationbased cohort of 1.75 million persons whose mothers were Danish women born between 1935 and 1978. We linked this cohort to the Danish Psychiatric Central Register and identified 2669 cases of schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING
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