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           "Homeless men seem to develop the diseases of old age at a much younger age than usual."
 
 
 

  Mortality Among Men Using Homeless  Shelters in Toronto, Ontario

  by Stephen W. Hwang, MD, MPH

 Journal of American Medical Association  (JAMA), April 25, 2000

 JAMA. 2000;283:2152-2157
 
 

 News reports from the Toronto Globe and Mail, and from the CBC.

   GLOBE AND MAIL
                     ANDRÉ PICARD
                     Public Health Reporter
                     Wednesday, April 26, 2000
 

                     The death rate among men using homeless
                     shelters in Toronto was 876 for every
                     100,000 person-years, more than five times
                     the rate in the general population.

                     Young street people fare even worse.
                     According to the study, homeless men in
                     Toronto between the ages of 18 and 24 have
                     a death rate 8.3 times higher than young men
                     in the general population.

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                    CBC

                    Homeless men die young: study
                    WebPosted Tue Apr 25 22:41:46 2000

                    TORONTO - A new study provides the first
                    detailed look at mortality rates among
                    Toronto's homeless. The findings paint a grim
                    picture of life on the streets for homeless men.

                    Researchers at Toronto's St. Michael's
                    hospital studied 9,000 homeless men for more
                    than two years. Two hundred of them died
                    during that time, a death rate up to eight
                    times that of men living in stable housing.

                    There are an estimated 50,000 homeless
                    people living in Toronto.
 

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 You can get the orginal report at
 

  http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v283n16/full/jcu90010.html