Published in Cancer Weekly, September 5th, 2006
According to recent research from the United States, "Research is increasingly focusing on the health status of adults with serious mental illness. This study examined databases in Vermont to determine the incidence of cancer in this population. Probabilistic statistical methods were used to determine the overlap between the Vermont Cancer Registry and Vermont mental health treatment databases."
"The incidence of cancer for adults with mental illness was 1.6%, more than twice (2.5 times) that of the general population. Among persons with mental illness,...
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