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Mortality patterns and risk among older men and women with intellectual disability: a Swedish national retrospective cohort study.

Authors
  • Ng, Nawi1, 2
  • Flygare Wallén, Eva3
  • Ahlström, Gerd4
  • 1 Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 2 Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 3 Karolinska Institutet (KI), Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Alfred Nobels allé 23, D2, SE-141 83, Huddinge, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 4 Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, P.O. Box 157, SE-221 00, Lund, Sweden. [email protected] , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC geriatrics
Publication Date
Nov 22, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
269–269
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0665-3
PMID: 29166873
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Older adults with ID in Sweden carry a higher mortality risk compared with the general population, mainly attributable to respiratory, nervous and circulatory diseases. Care for this group, particularly during the terminal stage of illness, needs to be tailored based on understanding of their main health problem.

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