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NCJ Number: 62525 Find in a Library
Title: COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS OF JUVENILES IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Medical Assoc
Publishing Operation Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: American Medical Assoc
Chicago, IL 60610
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78 ED-AX-0023
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMMON MEDICAL PROBLEMS OF JUVENILES IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ARE IDENTIFIED IN THIS AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PAMPHLET.
Abstract: BASED ON SEVERAL STUDIES OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN POPULATIONS OF JUVENILES IN VARIOUS CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, THE FOLLOWING PERCENTAGES OF INMATES HAD THESE DISEASES: (1) SEIZURE DISORDERS, 2.9 PERCENT; (2) EAR, NOSE, AAND THROAT PROBLEMS, 5.4-12.4 PERCENT; (3) RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, 1.8-12.8 PERCENT; (4) GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS, 0.8-3.9 PERCENT; (5) OBESITY, 1.0-5.1 PERCENT; AND (6) SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES--TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS (20.3 PERCENT), YEAST (10.4 PERCENT), AND MIXED INFECTIONS (4.3 PERCENT); OTHER DISEASES FOUND WERE MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS, SKIN PROBLEMS, TRAUMA, ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE, DENTAL PROBLEMS, AND LEARNING DISABILITIES (AS HIGH AS 25-50 PERCENT AMONG SOME INMATE POPULATIONS). ALTHOUGH MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE REPORTED AS SEPARATE ENTITIES, THEIR INTERACTION IN GIVEN CASES IS COMPLEX. MANIFESTATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND THE HIGH INCIDENCE OF DRUG EXPERIMENTATION ARE EXAMPLES OF SUCH COMPLEX INTERACTION. REFERENCES AND FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (juvenile); Inmate health; Inmate statistics; Medical evaluation
Note: PROGRAM TO IMPROVE MEDICAL CARE AND HEALTH SERVICES IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
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