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.
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 the mortality rate for this homeless population with the rate in the general population of Philadelphia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Statut socioéconomique, Milieu urbain, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mortalité, Facteur risque, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : No fixed abode, Socioeconomic status, Urban environment, Epidemiology, Human, Mortality, Risk factor, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 94-0599775
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.