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Schizophrenia and offspring's risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes and infant death
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
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2008 (English)In: British Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0007-1250, E-ISSN 1472-1465, Vol. 193, no 4, 311-315 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background Women with schizophrenia are at increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. it is not known whether offspring born to fathers with schizophrenia also have an increased risk. Aims To evaluate paternal and maternal influences on the association between schizophrenia and pregnancy outcomes. Method A record linkage including 2 million births was made using Swedish population-based registers. The risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes was evaluated through logistic regression. Results Offspring with a mother or father with schizophrenia faced a doubled risk of infant mortality, which could not be explained by maternal behaviour alone during pregnancy. Excess infant death risk was largely attributable to post-neonatal death. Maternal factors (e.g. smoking) explained most of the other risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes among both mothers and fathers with schizophrenia. Conclusions The risks to offspring whose fathers had schizophrenia suggest that, in addition to maternal risk behaviour, non-optimal social and/or parenting circumstances are of importance. Results Offspring with a mother or father with schizophrenia faced

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2008. Vol. 193, no 4, 311-315 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107840DOI: 10.1192/bip.bp.107.045146ISI: 000260285000008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107840DiVA: diva2:233304
Available from: 2009-08-31 Created: 2009-08-31 Last updated: 2011-01-04Bibliographically approved

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