Soldiers and veterans and PTSD

Prevalence in veterans and conflict settings

What is prevalence of schizophrenia in veterans?

Prevalence quantifies the proportion of individuals in a population who have a disease during a specific time period, while incidence refers to the number of new cases of disease that develop in a population during a specific time period. In disorders of short duration, incidence and prevalence rates may be similar, however with disorders of long duration such as with schizophrenia there can be variation between the two.

Does the prevalence of schizophrenia in veteran populations and conflict settings?

Moderate quality evidence suggests the current prevalence of schizophrenia in elderly veterans in the USA is around 11%. Moderate to low quality evidence suggests the prevalence of schizophrenia in conflict settings in East Timor is 0.34% and in South Darfur, Sudan is 4.1%.

April 2022

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Last updated at: 4:44 pm, 21st April 2022
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