Sociodemographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with severe mental disorders compared with the general population.

@article{Birkenaes2006SociodemographicCA,
  title={Sociodemographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with severe mental disorders compared with the general population.},
  author={Astrid B. Birkenaes and Anne Johanne S\ogaard and John Abel Engh and Halld{\'o}ra J{\'o}nsd{\'o}ttir and Petter Andreas Ringen and Anja Vaskinn and Svein P I Friis and Kjetil S. Sundet and Stein Opjordsmoen and Ole A. Andreassen},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={425-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence and distribution of cardiovascular risk factors in a group of patients with severe mental disorders compared with the general population and investigate if differences in sociodemographic background variables between groups were associated with differences in risk profile. METHOD We compared data from the ongoing Ulleval 600 Study (205 pharmacologically stable outpatients with DSM-IV psychotic disorders) with data from the 2000-2001 Oslo Health Study (18,770… CONTINUE READING