by Corey Plover

Life expectancies for individuals with cerebral palsy

This publication examines the survival probabilities and mortality loadings found within a range of cerebral palsy studies and provides consistent and implied estimates of life expectancies.

The studies investigated are:

  • Crichton et al (1995), “The life-expectancy of persons with cerebral palsy”
  • Plioplys et al (1998), “Survival rates among children with severe neurological disabilities”
  • Blair et al (2001), “Life expectancy among people with cerebral palsy in Western Australia”
  • Hutton et al (2002), “Effects of cognitive, motor, and sensory disabilities on survival in cerebral palsy”
  • Hutton et al (2006), “Life expectancy in severe cerebral palsy”
  • Westbom et al (2011), “Survival at 19 years of age in a total population of children and young people with cerebral palsy”
  • Reid et al (2012), “Survival of individuals with cerebral palsy born in Victoria, Australia, between 1970 and 2004”
  • Touyama et al (2013), “Long-term survival of children with cerebral palsy in Okinawa, Japan”
  • Strauss et al (2014), “Recent trends in cerebral palsy survival. Part II: individual survival prognosis”
  • Himmelmann et al (2015), “Survival with cerebral palsy over five decades in western Sweden”

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