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J Pediatr. 2020 Feb 6. pii: S0022-3476(19)31738-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.12.059. [Epub ahead of print]

Differences in Reporting Child Health Needs and Status and Developmental Concerns between Mothers and Fathers: Findings from the National Survey of Children's Health.

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School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address:


Nationally representative data of 140 000 children in 2-parent households showed that fathers were more likely than mothers to report that a child was in good health and less likely to report the presence of a specific health condition, special health care needs, or unmet health service needs.

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