Risk of death for young ex-prisoners in the year following release from adult prison

Kate van Dooren, Stuart Kinner, Simon Forsyth

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In the community, all-cause mortality rates among those younger than 25 years are considerably lower than those of older adults and are largely attributable to risk-taking behaviours. However, given the unique health profiles of prisoners, this pattern may not be replicated among those leaving prison. We compared rates and patterns of mortality among young and older ex-prisoners in Queensland, Australia. METHODS: We linked the identities of 42,015 persons (n=14,920 aged
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377 - 382
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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