Mortality in a cohort of homeless adults in Philadelphia.

  title={Mortality in a cohort of homeless adults in Philadelphia.},
  author={J R Hibbs and Lance A. M. Benner and L Klugman and Rand Spencer and Iole Macchia and Andrew D. Mellinger and Dennis Fife},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={331 5},
BACKGROUND Homeless people are at high risk for death from many causes, but age-adjusted death rates for well-defined homeless populations have not been determined. METHODS We identified 6308 homeless persons 15 to 74 years of age who were served by one or both of two agencies for the homeless in Philadelphia between January 1, 1985, and December 31, 1988. Using a data base that contained all deaths in Philadelphia and listings of all Philadelphia residents during the same period, we compared… CONTINUE READING