Canada: Psychosis, Hepatitis C linked to high death rate in Downtown Eastside: UBC

The mortality rate in the Downtown Eastside is eight times the national average, according to a new UBC study that followed 371 people for about four years. 
The death rate in the Downtown Eastside is eight times higher than the Canadian average, and treatable problems are linked to mortality, according to research from the University of British Columbia published last month.

Psychosis and liver problems related to hepatitis C were the highest risk factors for mortality, according to the study of 371 people over about four years.

Researchers recruited the participants from single-room occupancy hotels and the Downtown Community Court. Thirty-one of them died.


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