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J Adolesc Health. 2006 Nov;39(5):778-81. Epub 2006 Jul 10.

Who runs? A demographic profile of runaway youth in the United States.

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Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Cary, North Carolina 27514, USA. rsanchez@pire.org

Abstract

Prevention and treatment programs for runaways have been hindered by an inadequate population profile. Using Add Health data to determine 12-month prevalence and demographic predictors of running away, we found that over 6% of youths reported running away. Running was predicted by biological gender, age, region, urbanicity, and family structure.

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