Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 2, P328-341 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0062 View full text
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Sandra H. Jee, Richard P. Barth, Moira A. Szilagyi, Peter G. Szilagyi, Masahiko Aida, Matthew M. Davis

Abstract: The population of children in foster care is rapidly growing. Previous local and state-level analyses have measured the prevalence of chronic conditions among such children to be from 44%-82%. The study objective was to identify factors associated with chronic conditions among a nationally representative sample of children in foster care for one year. The authors analyzed data from The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), Wave 1, the first national dataset of children in the child welfar…

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