People with learning disabilities are more likely to have a premature death compared with the general population

A study by academics at the University of Bristol and funded by the Department of Health has found that people with learning disabilities are more likely to have a premature death than the general population.   Men with learning disabilities were found, on average, to die 13 years younger than the general population, with women with learning disabilities dying 20 years earlier.  More information can be found here.