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Table 1 Mortality of delinquents and that of their age-, gender-, and place of birth-matched controls during the follow-up

From: Mortality of young offenders: a national register-based follow-up study of 15- to 19-year-old Finnish delinquents referred for forensic psychiatric examination between 1980 and 2010

  Delinquents Controls OR CI 95% p
n = 606 n = 2424
All
 Deaths total; n (%) 134 (22.1) 82 (3.4) 8.11 6.05–10.86 <0.001
 Natural 23 (3.8) 36 (1.5) 2.62 1.54–4.45 <0.001
 Unnatural 107 (17.6) 42 (1.7) 12.16 8.40–17.60 <0.001
 Unclear 4 (0.7) 4 (0.2) 4.02 1.00–16.12 0.03
  n = 551 n = 2204    
Boys
 Deaths total 121 (22.0) 81 (3.7) 7.38 5.46–9.95 <0.001
 Natural 23 (4.2) 36 (1.6) 2.62 1.54–4.46 <0.001
 Unnatural 94 (17.1) 41 (1.9) 10.85 7.42–15.87 <0.001
 Unclear 4 (0.7) 4 (0.2) 4.02 1.00–16.13 0.03
  n = 55 n = 220    
Girls
 Deaths total 13 (23.6) 1 (0.5) 67.79 8.63–532.00 <0.001
 Natural 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Unnatural 13 (23.6) 1 (0.5) 67.79 8.63–532.00 <0.001
 Unclear 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, Natural deaths deaths attributable to a disease or an occupational disease, Unnatural deaths accidents, suicides, homicides