Pattern of mortality in a sample of Maryland residents with severe mental illness

Gail L. Daumit, Christopher B. Anthony, Daniel E. Ford, Maureen Fahey, Elizabeth Ann Skinner, Anthony F. Lehman, Wenke Hwang, Donald M. Steinwachs

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In a cohort of Maryland Medicaid recipients with severe mental illness followed from 1993-2001, we compared mortality with rates in the Maryland general population including race and gender subgroups. Persons with severe mental illness died at a mean age of 51.8 years, with a standardized mortality ratio of 3.7 (95%CI, 3.6-3.7).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-245
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry research
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010



  • Medicaid
  • Mortality
  • Severe mental illness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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