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J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 May;17(2):328-41.

Factors associated with chronic conditions among children in foster care.

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  • 1Division of General Pediatrics and Strong Children Research Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, USA. Sandra_Jee@urmc.rochester.edu


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 welfare system. In regression analysis, factors significantly associated with having a chronic condition included: child age under 2 years, caregiver race/ethnicity other than Hispanic, and relatively few household members. Discussion includes consideration of chronic conditions in this high-risk population.

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