Mortality Rates, Life Expectancy

These statistics that are listed below are gathered from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and a link to the article and its abstract is here.

A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health by many medical scientists, W H Price being the main contributor, designed and recorded cases related to the mortality rates and life expectancy of those effected by Turner’s syndrome.

  • 156 patients that were taken to participate in the experiment were able to pass through infancy and early childhood and were monitored for about 17 years, 15 of those in the experiment died during that time period.
  • This experiment concluded the mortality rate within that group (possibly in all populations) was 3.6%.
  • It was observed that 16 of the individuals in the experiment showed signs of congenital heart failure, five of which died and were part of the total 15 who passed.
  • The other 10 deaths within the other 140 individuals was about 3x as many first expected by the scientists.
  • Within the entire sample of patients, 8 showed extreme signs of decreased circulatory function and eventually died.

Another source relates the mortality rate of individuals with Tuner’s syndrome to be as normal as those without the disease, as long as the symptoms and early diagnosis are prevalent to each effected patient. These reports can be found here, Texas Department of State Health Services.

It can be determined that with the proper treatment to address the multiple effects of having Turner’s disease (short stature, low estrogen levels, kidney disease, hearing loss, etc.) children can immediately begin a road more suitable for life. This quick video below just gives some idea to how important early screening really is for this disease in particular, aiding lower mortality rates and higher life expectancy rates.


3 responses to “Mortality Rates, Life Expectancy

  1. maherc

    December 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I like how you incorporated the video.

  2. Nemanja Vukovic

    December 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I thought that the links were an effective tool to use in this page! Someone who is reading the page as a guideline would definitely have more than enough information to be able to inform themselves and others!

  3. biowikiproject

    December 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I like how you tied in the video!


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