Relation of schizophrenia prevalence to latitude, climate, fish consumption, infant mortality, and skin color: a role for prenatal vitamin d deficiency and infections?

@article{Kinney2009RelationOS,
  title={Relation of schizophrenia prevalence to latitude, climate, fish consumption, infant mortality, and skin color: a role for prenatal vitamin d deficiency and infections?},
  author={Dennis K Kinney and Pamela Teixeira and Diane Hsu and Siena C Napoleon and David J. Crowley and Andrea M Miller and William Hyman and Emerald Huang},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={582-95}
}
Previous surveys found a large (>10-fold) variation in schizophrenia prevalence at different geographic sites and a tendency for prevalence to increase with latitude. We conducted meta-analyses of prevalence studies to investigate whether these findings pointed to underlying etiologic factors in schizophrenia or were the result of methodological artifacts or the confounding of sites' latitude with level of healthcare at those sites. We found that these patterns were still present after… CONTINUE READING
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