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      Income inequality and schizophrenia: Increased schizophrenia incidence in countries with high levels of income inequality 

      Burns, Jonathan K; Tomita, Andrew; Kapadia, Amy S (2014-03)

      Background—Income inequality is associated with numerous negative health outcomes. There is evidence that ecological level socio-environmental factors may increase risk for schizophrenia. Aims—The aim was to investigate whether measures of income inequality are associated with incidence of schizophrenia at the country level. Method—We conducted a systematic review of incidence rates for schizophrenia, reported between 1975 and 2011. For each country, national measures of income inequality (Gini coefficient) along with covariate risk factors for ...