On average, adults with any type of developmental disability die 23.5 years before those without a developmental disability. Despite this disadvantage, health care providers, policymakers, and scholars have done little to address or understand the significantly shorter lifespans of people with developmental disabilities. This research brief discusses age-at-death mortality patterns for adults with various types of developmental disabilities.
developmental disability, mortality, mortality rates
Disability Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society
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There are no funding sources to report for this project. The authors thank Shannon Monnat, Alexandra Punch, and Scott Landes for their feedback on previous drafts of this brief.
Stevens, Dalton, "People with Developmental Disabilities Have Much more Life to Live" (2019). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 94.
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