Who Are America’s Poor Children? Examining Health Disparities Among Children in the United States
Seith , David
Seith , David and Isakson, Isakson (2011) Who Are America’s Poor Children? Examining Health Disparities Among Children in the United States. Other. National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
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Good health goes a long way, as research suggests that poor health in childhood not only impedes early child development, but can also have lasting consequences on children’s future health and wellbeing. Although many would agree that a health is a fundamental right, children born into low-income families are less likely to enjoy this right. As part of NCCP’s Who are America’s Poor Children? series, this report draws on the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to provide an overview of the health of America’s children by poverty status from 2007 to 2009. To assess health disparities…