Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging

Funding ID

R03AG065638, P30AG066583

Description/Abstract

Causes of death are often inaccurately reported on death certificates for individuals with intellectual disability. This research brief examines whether uncertainty surrounding the death is associated with the inaccurate reporting of intellectual disability as the underlying cause of death. Results show that increased uncertainty surrounding deaths, especially in instances of choking related deaths, increases the probability that intellectual disability is inaccurately reported as the underlying cause of death.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

intellectual disability, death certificate, mortality

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society

Date

3-4-2021

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Shannon Monnat for edits on an earlier version of this brief.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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