Analytic considerations about observed distribution of age of onset in schizophrenia

Laura Bellodi, A. Morabito, F. Macciardi, M. Gasperini, M. G. Benvenuto, G. Grassi, C. Marzorati-Spairani, E. Smeraldi

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Abstract

In the light of a possible use of age correction in future genetic studies of schizophrenia, we attempted to evaluate the existence of factors influencing a frequency distribution of age related at the onset of the disease. Among the variables we chose for the analysis, some of these, sex diagnosis number of siblings of the patients and position of the patient in the sibship, have been found to be significant according to the Cox’s regression model we used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-101
Number of pages9
JournalNeuropsychobiology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

Keywords

  • Age of onset
  • Confounding factor
  • Diagnosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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