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  NCJ Number: NCJ 216340     Find in a Library
  Title: Medical Causes of Death in State Prisons, 2001-2004
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Christopher J Mumola
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 01/2007
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: This report describes the specific medical conditions causing deaths in State prisons nationwide during a four-year period.
  Abstract: For the leading medical causes of death, mortality rates are presented by gender, age, race and Hispanic origin, and the length of time served in prison. The report includes detailed statistics on cancer deaths. Mortality among older prisoners is examined in detail. Prisoner death rates are compared with rates in the general United States resident population. Data on medical treatments provided for these fatal illnesses are presented, along with findings on the presence of medical problems at time of admission to prison. State-by-State mortality rates are presented for the leading causes of illness deaths in appendix tables. Detailed data tables on topics covered in the report will be available on the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Web site.
  Main Term(s): Inmate fatalities
  Index Term(s): Fatalities ; Inmate statistics ; Correctional facilities ; Correctional institutions (adult) ; State correctional facilities ; Victimization in prisons ; Inmate suicide
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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