Calculating the incidence rate of sibling bereavement among children and adolescents across the United States: A proposed method

Title

Calculating the incidence rate of sibling bereavement among children and adolescents across the United States: A proposed method

Creator

Hulsey EG; Hill RM; Layne CM; Gaffney DA; Kaplow JB

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2018

Description

This study proposes a method for calculating the annual incidence rate of sibling bereavement among US youth using national epidemiological data. The proposed model combines data on family household size with national death statistics to calculate the number of siblings affected by the death of a child annually. From 2012 to 2015, an average of 61,389 children per year experienced the death of a sibling, resulting in an estimate of 0.0832% of children bereaved by the death of a sibling annually. Data indicate a need for greater awareness and dialog concerning the frequency with which children experience the death of a sibling.

Citation List Month

February 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Hulsey EG; Hill RM; Layne CM; Gaffney DA; Kaplow JB, “Calculating the incidence rate of sibling bereavement among children and adolescents across the United States: A proposed method,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16025.

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