We are collecting information to help to build understanding of the health and health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities and people with autism.
We will do this by:
- Reviewing existing evidence
- Analysing available statistical data
- Monitoring and assessing health trends for people with learning disabilities
- Contributing to the increased visibility of people with learning disabilities in public health data
Life expectancy and mortality
People with learning disabilities die, on average, 20 years earlier than people in the general population, often from causes that could be prevented or treated. In the studies listed below, we examine patterns of mortality and risk factors associated with premature mortality across the lifespan of people with learning disabilities.
The projects in this section focus on the health of adults with learning disabilities.