Sunday, August 16, 2015

Self-Reported Health among Recently Incarcerated Mothers

In adjusted logistic regression models, recently incarcerated mothers, compared with their counterparts, have an increased likelihood of depression, heavy drinking, fair or poor health, and health limitations. This association is similar across racial/ethnic subgroups and is larger among mothers who share children with fathers who have not been recently incarcerated.

Recently incarcerated mothers struggle with even more health conditions than expected given the disadvantages they experience before incarceration. Furthermore, because incarceration is concentrated among those who are most disadvantaged, incarceration may increase inequalities in population health.

Via: HT @ucirvinesocsci

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