Comparison of prevalence of schizophrenia among residents of hostels for homeless people in 1966 and 1992.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the prevalence of schizophrenia among the homeless population of Edinburgh resident in hostels has changed between 1966 and 1992. DESIGN: Comparison of two cross sectional surveys. SETTINGS: Hostels for homeless people in Edinburgh. SUBJECTS: In 1966 a random sample of 98 residents of three common lodging houses. In 1992 a random sample of 198 residents of nine hostels. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Prevalence of schizophrenia. RESULTS: The prevalence of schizophrenia ...Expand abstract
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