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NCJ Number: NCJ 216340     Find in a Library
Title: Medical Causes of Death in State Prisons, 2001-2004
Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
Author(s): Christopher J Mumola
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2007
Page Count: 12
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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
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