Mortality in anorexia nervosa in Denmark during the period 1970-1987.


In this nation-wide register linkage study of the mortality among psychiatric in-patients with anorexia nervosa who were admitted between 1970 and 1986 (n = 853), 50 deaths were recorded during a mean follow-up period of 7.8 years (6680 person-years of observation). Among male subjects, five of 63 probands died, and the mean age at death was 24.5 years… (More)


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