Parental education

How is parental education related to schizophrenia?

Low parental education is related to poor socioeconomic status, stressful life events, and migration. These have all been associated with increased rates of schizophrenia in the offspring. Therefore, they may explain any association found between low parental education and schizophrenia.

What is the evidence for parental education?

Moderate quality evidence suggests a small to medium-sized increased odds of fewer years of parental education in people with schizophrenia compared to people without schizophrenia.

April 2022

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