Excess mortality in severe mental illness: 10-year population-based cohort study in rural Ethiopia.

@article{Fekadu2015ExcessMI,
  title={Excess mortality in severe mental illness: 10-year population-based cohort study in rural Ethiopia.},
  author={Abebaw Fekadu and Girmay Medhin and Derege Kebede and Atalay Alem and Anthony J Cleare and Martin J Prince and Charlotte Hanlon and Teshome Shibre},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2015},
  volume={206 4},
  pages={
          289-96
        }
}
BACKGROUND Evidence on mortality in severe mental illness (SMI) comes primarily from clinical samples in high-income countries. AIMS To describe mortality in people with SMI among a population cohort from a low-income country. METHOD We followed-up 919 adults (from 68 378 screened) with SMI over 10 years. Standardised mortality ratios (SMR) and years of life lost (YLL) as a result of premature mortality were calculated. RESULTS In total 121 patients (13.2%) died. The overall SMR was twice… CONTINUE READING