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Traveller death rates much higher than settled population
« on: June 25, 2007, 01:53:11 PM »
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Traveller death rates much higher than settled population25/06/2007 - 13:38:31
 
Death rates among the Travelling community remain massively out of line with the remainder of the population, according to a research out today.

The study by the Catholic Church's Parish of the Travelling People says 10% of Traveller children die before their second birthday, compared to just 1% of the general population.

It also says half of all Travellers die before they reach the age of 39 and 80% before the age of 65.

Elsewhere, Travellers are 10 times more likely to die in road accidents and three times more likely to take their own lives than members of the settled community.


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