Psychiatric disorders and 15-month mortality in a community sample of older adults Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Psychotic Disorders

abstract

  • The relation between psychiatric disorders, defined by the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS), and mortality over 15 months is compared in 3007 adults age 55 and over in the New Haven Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) project. Our results indicate that the odds of dying are more than four times greater for individuals with affective disorders than for others in the sample, controlling for age, sex, and physical health. Cause of death is also examined. There were no suicides or deaths from external causes.

publication date

  • January 1989

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1349631

PubMed ID

  • 2786347

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 727

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 79

number

  • 6