Year: 1996 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.168, no.6, (June 1996), p.772-779 SIEC No: 20010745

An historical cohort design was employed with record linkage to determine status at study end, maximum follow-up was 18 years. All 6952 individuals with schizophrenia, neuroses, affective or personality disorders, enrolled on the Salford psychiatric case register between January 1968 & December 1975 were recruited; there were 199 exclusions. Death was the study end-point. Observed mortality was 65% higher than expected & elevated throughout the whole of follow-up. Mortality was highest in younger ages, females, & subjects born locally. Circulatory disorders, injury & poisoning each cased approximately one-third of the excess deaths. (21 refs.)