Author(s)/Creator(s)

Dalton StevensFollow

Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

developmental disability, mortality, mortality rates

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society

Date

10-1-2019

Acknowledgements

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.

Creative Commons License

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

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