A population-based study from China looking at age and literacy has revealed that schizophrenia is more common in illiterate youth. The study also found that people under the age of 40 who are illiterate are two times more likely to develop the mental illness than those who are literate. The study was completed by Ziaoying Zheng and his team from Peking University, China.
Data from the 2006 Second China National Sample Survey on Disability was used for the study. It included 1,909,205 people over the age of 18, of which 7,628 reported having schizophrenia.View Article