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Contribution of socioeconomic position to health inequalities of British children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities

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Contribution of socioeconomic position to health inequalities of British children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. / Emerson, Eric; Hatton, Chris.

In: American Journal of Mental Retardation, Vol. 112, No. 2, 03.2007, p. 140-150.

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title = "Contribution of socioeconomic position to health inequalities of British children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities",
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.",
keywords = "POVERTY, PEOPLE, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, DIFFICULTIES, ENVIRONMENT, VALIDATION, DEMOGRAPHY, MORBIDITY, FAMILIES, ENGLAND",
author = "Eric Emerson and Chris Hatton",
year = "2007",
month = mar
language = "English",
volume = "112",
pages = "140--150",
journal = "American Journal of Mental Retardation",
issn = "0895-8017",
publisher = "American Association on Mental Retardation",
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T1 - Contribution of socioeconomic position to health inequalities of British children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities

AU - Emerson, Eric

AU - Hatton, Chris

PY - 2007/3

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N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - POVERTY

KW - PEOPLE

KW - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

KW - DIFFICULTIES

KW - ENVIRONMENT

KW - VALIDATION

KW - DEMOGRAPHY

KW - MORBIDITY

KW - FAMILIES

KW - ENGLAND

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VL - 112

SP - 140

EP - 150

JO - American Journal of Mental Retardation

JF - American Journal of Mental Retardation

SN - 0895-8017

IS - 2

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