Life expectancy and mortality


Mortality rates for children and young people with learning disabilities

 

Children and young people with learning disabilities are at a higher risk of premature death compared to the general population. Studies of cause of death for people with learning disabilities show that many deaths are potentially avoidable, including conditions which are amenable to timely and effective healthcare.  Find out more about this large-scale cohort study here.

Causes and rates of death in adults with learning disabilities

 

Previous studies have shown that adults with intellectual disabilities experience poorer health outcomes and higher rates of premature mortality compared to the general population. We wanted to find out the rates, causes, place and risk factors for mortality in adults with learning disabilities in community settings.  Read about this research and our findings here.

Life expectancy and causes of death of people with Down Syndrome

 

People with Down Syndrome are thought to have a lower life expectancy and different cause of death profile compared to the general population.  We undertook a systematic review to evaluate this evidence and you can read more about this research and our findings here.

Life expectancy and causes of death of people with learning disabilities

 

Although the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities has increased in recent years, it is still considered to remain lower than that of the general population.  We undertook a systematic review of the evidence and you can read more about this research and our findings here.