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The contribution of socio-economic position to the health status of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities in Britain.

Emerson, Eric B. and Hatton, Chris (2007) The contribution of socio-economic position to the health status of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities in Britain. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 112 (2). pp. 140-150.

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Abstract

We examined the contribution of socioeconomic position to the health and mental health status of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities in a sample of 10,438 British children. Intellectual disability was a significant risk factor for poorer general health, OR = 4.5, emotional disorders, OR = 2.0, and conduct disorders, OR = 7.7. Between-group differences in socioeconomic position and household composition, however, accounted for 24% of the increased risk of poor health, 23% of the increased risk for conduct disorder, and 37% of the increased risk for emotional disorder. We concluded that socioeconomic disadvantage may account for a significant proportion of the increased risk for poorer health and mental health of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal on Mental Retardation
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 3311
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2008 11:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3311

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