One of the key findings is that Travellers of all ages continue to have much higher mortality rates than people in the general population, with Traveller men now living on average 15 years less than men in the general population and Traveller women living on average 11.5 years less than women in the general population. Deaths from respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and suicides were more markedly increased in Travellers compared to the general population. The suicide rates among Traveller men were identified as 7 times higher than suicide rates among men in the general population.
Monday, September 06, 2010
All Ireland Travellor Health Study Results
Posted by Liam Delaney
The All-Ireland Travellor Health study results were launched recently. Details of this are available on the website link here
Labels: health inequalities