Mortality of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Living in California Institutions and Community Care, 1985-1994

David Strauss, Theodore A. Kastner, Robert Shavelle

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Abstract

We compared risk factor-adjusted mortality for California adults with developmental disabilities based on 22,576 adults receiving services in California, 1985-1994. Mortality rates were adjusted for factors such as age and level of functioning. Risk factor-adjusted mortality was 72% higher in community care than in institutions. The mortality pattern over the years 1993-1994, which had not previously been studied, was comparable to that of 1985-1992. The substantially increased risk in community care suggests that community settings may be less effective in preventing mortality in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-371
Number of pages12
JournalMental Retardation
Volume36
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Mortality of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Living in California Institutions and Community Care, 1985-1994. / Strauss, David; Kastner, Theodore A.; Shavelle, Robert.

In: Mental Retardation, Vol. 36, No. 5, 10.1998, p. 360-371.

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Strauss, David ; Kastner, Theodore A. ; Shavelle, Robert. / Mortality of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Living in California Institutions and Community Care, 1985-1994. In: Mental Retardation. 1998 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 360-371.
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