Congruencies in Increased Mortality Rates, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Causes of Death Among Public Mental Health Clients in Eight States

@article{Colton2006CongruenciesII,
  title={Congruencies in Increased Mortality Rates, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Causes of Death Among Public Mental Health Clients in Eight States},
  author={Craig W Colton and Ronald Manderscheid},
  journal={Preventing Chronic Disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={470 - 480}
}
INTRODUCTION Mortality rates are used as global measures of a population's health status and as indicators for public health efforts and medical treatments. Elevated mortality rates among individuals with mental illness have been reported in various studies, but very little focus has been placed on interstate comparisons and congruency of mortality and causes of death among public mental health clients. METHODS Using age-adjusted death rates, standardized mortality ratios, and years of… CONTINUE READING
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