Family structure and risk factors for schizophrenia: case-sibling study

@article{Haukka2004FamilySA,
  title={Family structure and risk factors for schizophrenia: case-sibling study},
  author={Jari Haukka and Jaana Suvisaari and Jouko L{\"o}nnqvist},
  journal={BMC Psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={41 - 41}
}
BACKGROUND Several family structure-related factors, such as birth order, family size, parental age, and age differences to siblings, have been suggested as risk factors for schizophrenia. We examined how family-structure-related variables modified the risk of schizophrenia in Finnish families with at least one child with schizophrenia born from 1950 to 1976. METHODS We used case-sibling design, a variant of the matched case-control design in the analysis. Patients hospitalized for… CONTINUE READING