The aim of this study is to describe mortality rates and causes of death for patients with eating disorders.
By means of record-linkage, the study includes all patients admitted and diagnosed as suffering from an eating disorder according to the ICD-8 classification system during the period 1970-1993 at any Danish psychiatric (since 1970) or somatic department (since 1977).
The study includes 2,763 cases, of which 237 are males.
Maximum follow-up time is 23 years and mean follow-up time is 10.3 years.
Crude mortality at follow-up is 8.4%. A significant excess mortality is demonstrated since the standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of the total patient population is 6.69 (Cl 5.68-7.83) and the highest rate ratio (RR) of 14.92 (Cl 9.66-22.03) relates to women aged 25-29.
The study documents a significant excess mortality among eating-disordered patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anorexie mentale, Mortalité, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Danemark, Europe, Homme, Trouble comportement alimentaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anorexia nervosa, Mortality, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Denmark, Europe, Human, Eating disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0210443
Code Inist : 002B18C01A. Création : 16/11/1999.