Mortality and avoidable death in people with severe self-injurious behaviour: results of a Dutch study.

Abstract

Mortality and avoidable death was studied in a cohort of 1168 people with severe self-injurious behaviour (SIB) in the Netherlands. Fifty-seven people died over a 5-year period (1990-1995). The observed mortality in the cohort studied was higher than the expected mortality. The age-specific mortality was highest in the 30-39-year-old age-group. Diseases of… (More)

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