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:
Journal Article
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American Journal on Mental Retardation
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RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
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3311
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Deposited On:
20 Mar 2008 11:14
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Yes
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Published
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