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Prisoners die from natural causes 20 years earlier than the general population, finds review

ݮƵ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 26 January 2024) Cite this as: ݮƵ 2024;384:q198

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Re: Prisoners die from natural causes 20 years earlier than the general population, finds review

Dear Editor
A headline like this is meaningless without some indication of the morbidity of those in the study. If a high percentage had a history of smoking or other abuse then there is little logic in comparing with a normal population. Indeed it would be simply misleading.

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11 February 2024
W LESLIE ALEXANDER
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