Table 3

Total numbers and rates (per 10000 person years) of death by diagnostic category

Non-European adoptees† n = 12240Long term foster care n = 6437Other child welfare n = 15868General population n = 955326
*p<0.05 compared with general population in Pearson χ2; **p<0.01 compared with general population in Pearson χ2; ***p<0.001 compared with general population in Pearson χ2.
1 All deaths Cases53***52***90***2170
Death rates49.688.665.625.5
Chronic disordersCases33*7***83
Death rates2.85.15.11
2 Suicide deaths Cases27***22***30***709
Death rates25.337.521.98.3
3 Other avoidable deaths Cases101848696
Death rates9.330.6358.1
    3a Deaths related to substance and alcohol misuseCases49***16***206
Death rates3.715.311.72.4
    3b Other avoidable natural causesCases33*6**104
Death rates2.85.14.41.2
    3c Unintentional injuriesCases1421***309
Death rates0.96.815.33.6
    3d HomicideCases225**77
Death rates1.93.43.60.9
2+3 Suicide + other avoidable deaths Cases37***40***78***1405
Death rates34.668.156.916.4