Emerson, Eric and Hatton, Chris (2007) Contribution of socioeconomic position to health inequalities of British children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 112 (2). pp. 140-150. ISSN 0895-8017Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||American Journal of Mental Retardation|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||POVERTY ; PEOPLE ; PSYCHOPATHOLOGY ; DIFFICULTIES ; ENVIRONMENT ; VALIDATION ; DEMOGRAPHY ; MORBIDITY ; FAMILIES ; ENGLAND|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited On:||04 Dec 2011 15:47|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 19:56|
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