The NINET lab collaborated in this work published in the British Medical Journal Open Access edition. This paper shows a significant increase in standardized mortality ratio amongst in marginally housed individuals. This increase is as high as 8.29 Odds ratio. In other words, individuals in marginally housing situation has 8.29 more risk of dying adjusted by age and sex. Furthermore, psychosis and hepatic fibrosis (a condition of the liver caused mainly by chronic viral infections in our sample) were the two risk factors associated with this increase mortality. Both psychosis and hepatic fibrosis are treatable medical conditions.
Interested in learning more? check out the full paper here: Jones et al._Mortality from treatable illnesses in marginally housed adults a prospective cohort study._BMJ open_2015