Homelessness kills: an analysis of the mortality of homeless people in early twenty-first century England, 2012

Homelessness Great Britain England

This study is the first that investigates the mortality of homeless people for all causes of death at the national level in England.
It looked at national death records and matched the postcode given in each of them to the known addresses of homeless projects to ascertain the number of deaths that were likely, with varying degrees of certainty, to be attributed to homeless people.
The ages and causes of death were analysed and standardised mortality ratios then constructed to draw comparisons between the circumstances faced by homeless people and those of the general population.

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