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    Life expectancy of mentally retarded persons in Canadian institutions.

    Authors
    Balakrishnan TR, Wolf LC 
    Source
    Am J Ment Defic 1976 May; 80(6) :650-62.
    Abstract

    Data obtained from Statistics Canada were presented on the mortality level and expectancy of life for profoundly retarded and severely and moderately retarded persons in Canadian institutions for the years 1966 through 1968. Previous studies of mortality statistics were reported in mortality rates, average age at death, and crude death rates which are affected by the age distribution of the population involved. The very young and the very old are underrepresented in institutions, and thus these measures are not as accurate as life expectancy tables, which present the number of years expected to live, are independent of age distribution, and provide a reliable statistical measure for future replication and international comparisons. Retarded persons in institutions are living longer than previously, but their life expectancy does not meet that of the general population. Estimates of life expectancy for this population are vital for planning purposes.

    Mesh
    Adolescent
    Adult
    Age Factors
    Aged
    Canada
    Child
    Child, Preschool
    Female
    Hospitalization
    Humans
    Infant
    Infant Mortality
    Intellectual Disability
    Intelligence
    Life Expectancy
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Mortality
    Sex Factors
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    961730

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