Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 1, P237-250 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0261 View full text
Niranjan S. Karnik, Marie V. Soller, Allison Redlich, Melissa A. Silverman, Helena C. Kraemer, Rudy Haapanen, Hans Steiner

Abstract: Despite high rates of psychiatric morbidity among young offenders, few studies look closely at prevalence rates in terms of race/ethnicity or developmental stage. Seven hundred and ninety (790) incarcerated young people with a mean age of 18+/-1.2 years were examined. The racial/ethnic distribution was White (17%), African American (28%), Hispanic (47%) and Other (8%). White males had greater than average levels of psychosis; African American males showed lower than average alcohol dependence rates but higher …

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