Physical and mental health, cognitive development, and health care use by housing status of low-income young children in 20 American cities: a prospective cohort study.


OBJECTIVES:We assessed the independent effect of homeless and doubled-up episodes on physical and mental health, cognitive development, and health care use among children. METHODS:We used data from 4 waves of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, involving a sample of 2631 low-income children in 20 large US cities who have been followed since birth. Multivariate analyses involved logistic regression using the hybrid method to include both fixed and random effects. RESULTS:Of the sample, 9.8% experienced homelessness and an additional 23.6% had a doubled-up episode. Housing status had little significant adverse effect on child physical or mental health, cognitive development, or health care use. CONCLUSIONS:Family and environmental stressors common to many children in poverty, rather than just homeless and doubled-up episodes, were associated with young children's poor health and cognitive development and high health care use. Practitioners need to identify and respond to parental and family needs for support services in addition to housing assistance to effectively improve the health and development of young children who experience residential instability, particularly those in homeless families.


Am J Public Health


Park JM,Fertig AR,Allison PD




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2011-12-01 00:00:00










101 Suppl 1


  • Family allowance and family planning in Chile.

    abstract::Family allowances designed to promote maternal and child health and welfare could be self-defeating if they stimulated otherwise unwanted births, as often assumed. That assumption, with its public health and demographic implications, needs testing. An attempt to test it was made in Chile in 1969--1970 through intervie...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Plank SJ

    更新日期:1978-10-01 00:00:00

  • Lack of oral health care for adults in Harlem: a hidden crisis.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Profound and growing disparities exist in oral health among certain US populations. We sought here to determine the prevalence of oral health complaints among Harlem adults by measures of social class, as well as their access to oral health care. METHODS:A population-based survey of adults in Central Harlem...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zabos GP,Northridge ME,Ro MJ,Trinh C,Vaughan R,Moon Howard J,Lamster I,Bassett MT,Cohall AT

    更新日期:2002-01-01 00:00:00

  • Examining the lag time between state-level income inequality and individual disabilities: a multilevel analysis.

    abstract::State-level income inequality has been found to have an effect on individual health outcomes, even when controlled for important individual-level variables such as income, education, age, and gender. The effect of income inequality on health may not be immediate and may, in fact, have a substantial lag time between ex...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gadalla TM,Fuller-Thomson E

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • Integrating epidemiology, education, and organizing for environmental justice: community health effects of industrial hog operations.

    abstract::The environmental justice movement has stimulated community-driven research about the living and working conditions of people of color and low-income communities. We describe an epidemiological study designed to link research with community education and organizing for social justice. In eastern North Carolina, high-d...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wing S,Horton RA,Muhammad N,Grant GR,Tajik M,Thu K

    更新日期:2008-08-01 00:00:00

  • The effectiveness of a school-based curriculum for reducing violence among urban sixth-grade students.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:In this study, we examine the impact of a school-based curriculum designed to reduce violence among urban sixth-grade students. METHODS:This study used a staggered implementation design in which sixth-graders in six middle schools were taught an 18-session violence-prevention curriculum during either the fa...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Farrell AD,Meyer AL

    更新日期:1997-06-01 00:00:00

  • Oral Health Promotion and Smoking Cessation Program Delivered via Tobacco Quitlines: The Oral Health 4 Life Trial.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To assess the effects of a novel oral health promotion program (Oral Health 4 Life; OH4L) delivered through state-funded tobacco quitlines. METHODS:Using a semipragmatic design to balance experimental control and generalizability, we randomized US quitline callers (n = 718) to standard care or standard care...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: McClure JB,Bush T,Anderson ML,Blasi P,Thompson E,Nelson J,Catz SL

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Estimating the Prevalence of HIV and Sexual Behaviors Among the US Transgender Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 2006-2017.

    abstract::Background. Transgender women (transwomen) in the United States have been shown to have high HIV risk with Black and Hispanic transwomen being particularly vulnerable. Growing research on transgender men (transmen) also shows increased HIV risk and burden, although not as much is known for this transgender population....

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Becasen JS,Denard CL,Mullins MM,Higa DH,Sipe TA

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • Peer review of mammography interpretations in a breast cancer screening program.

    abstract::Mammograms from a statewide screening program were subjected to a blind review by a panel of expert mammographers. Ninety-five percent (173/182) of original normal mammograms and 53% (164/311) of original abnormal mammograms were reread as normal. In comparison with the expert panel community radiologists were more li...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Feldman J,Smith RA,Giusti R,DeBuono B,Fulton JP,Scott HD

    更新日期:1995-06-01 00:00:00

  • Do sex and ethnic differences in smoking initiation mask similarities in cessation behavior?

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study compared success in smoking cessation by sex, ethnic status, and birth cohort. METHODS:African and European American respondents to the 1996 Current Population Survey (tobacco supplement) and the 1987 National Health Interview Survey (cancer control and cancer epidemiology supplements) constitute...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McGrady GA,Pederson LL

    更新日期:2002-06-01 00:00:00

  • Epidemiologic evidence and motor vehicle policy making.

    abstract::After being randomly assigned to receive policy effectiveness information expressed as attributable benefit, attributable risk, or relative risk, 318 graduate students were asked to indicate their preferences for the current voluntary seat belt use policy, a mandatory seat belt policy, or mandatory passive restraints....

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Runyan CW,Earp JA

    更新日期:1985-04-01 00:00:00

  • Psychological consequences of infestation of the dwelling unit.

    abstract::Interview data from a three-wave panel study of the impact of the residential environment upon the psychological well-being of 337 minority women were used to examine the effects of household infestation upon self-reported depression, phobic anxiety, somatization, hostility, and anomia. The findings of cross-sectional...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zahner GE,Kasl SV,White M,Will JC

    更新日期:1985-11-01 00:00:00

  • Public health asks of systems science: to advance our evidence-based practice, can you help us get more practice-based evidence?

    abstract::Public health asks of systems science, as it did of sociology 40 years ago, that it help us unravel the complexity of causal forces in our varied populations and the ecologically layered community and societal circumstances of public health practice. We seek a more evidence-based public health practice, but too much o...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Green LW

    更新日期:2006-03-01 00:00:00

  • Paradigm lost: race, ethnicity, and the search for a new population taxonomy.

    abstract::The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently recommended that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reevaluate its employment of "race," a concept lacking scientific or anthropological justification, in cancer surveillance and other population research. The IOM advised the NIH to use a different population classificatio...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Oppenheimer GM

    更新日期:2001-07-01 00:00:00

  • Optimal indicators of socioeconomic status for health research.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:In this study we examined the relationship between indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality for a representative sample of individuals. METHODS:The sample included 3734 individuals aged 45 and older interviewed in 1984 in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. In the current study, mortality was ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Daly MC,Duncan GJ,McDonough P,Williams DR

    更新日期:2002-07-01 00:00:00

  • Behavioral risk reduction in a declining HIV epidemic: injection drug users in New York City, 1990-1997.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study assessed trends in HIV risk behaviors among injection drug users in New York City from 1990 to 1997. METHODS:Injection drug users were recruited continuously from a large drug detoxification treatment program (N = 2588) and a research storefront located in a high-drug-use area (N = 2701). Informe...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Des Jarlais C,Perlis T,Friedman SR,Chapman T,Kwok J,Rockwell R,Paone D,Milliken J,Monterroso E

    更新日期:2000-07-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of participation in the WIC program on birthweight: evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study sought to estimate the impact on birthweight of maternal participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). METHODS:WIC estimates were based on sibling models incorporating data on children born between 1990 and 1996 to women taking part in the Nat...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kowaleski-Jones L,Duncan GJ

    更新日期:2002-05-01 00:00:00

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children (2002-2010): Socioeconomic, Racial, and Ethnic Disparities.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To describe the association between indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) and the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States during the period 2002 to 2010, when overall ASD prevalence among children more than doubled, and to determine whether SES disparities account for ongoing rac...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Durkin MS,Maenner MJ,Baio J,Christensen D,Daniels J,Fitzgerald R,Imm P,Lee LC,Schieve LA,Van Naarden Braun K,Wingate MS,Yeargin-Allsopp M

    更新日期:2017-11-01 00:00:00

  • Perspectives on the past and future of psychiatric epidemiology. The 1981 Rema Lapouse Lecture.

    abstract::Two generations of epidemiological studies of the true prevalence of mental disorders have been conducted since the turn of the century. The first and smaller in number took place prior to World War II and was characterized by the use of records and key informants to define "cases." The second, utilizing the greatly e...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dohrenwend BP,Dohrenwend BS

    更新日期:1982-11-01 00:00:00

  • Folate Nutrition Status in Mothers of the Boston Birth Cohort, Sample of a US Urban Low-Income Population.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine maternal folic acid supplementation and plasma folate concentrations in the Boston Birth Cohort, a predominantly urban, low-income, minority population in Boston, Massachusetts. METHODS:This report includes 7612 mothers with singleton live births (3829 Black, 2023 Hispanic, 865 White, and 895 oth...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cheng TL,Mistry KB,Wang G,Zuckerman B,Wang X

    更新日期:2018-06-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of a community-wide incentive program to promote safety restraint use.

    abstract::A program was designed and evaluated to determine the feasibility of implementing an incentive campaign to promote safety restraint use, primarily among children up to age 13. During a five-month period, community residents were eligible to win monthly prizes and a grand prize by buckling up all automobile occupants w...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Foss RD

    更新日期:1989-03-01 00:00:00

  • Physicians' recommendations for mammography: do tailored messages make a difference?

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Message tailoring, based on individual needs and circumstances, is commonly used to enhance face-to-face patient counseling. Only recently has individual tailoring become feasible for printed messages. This study sought to determine whether printed tailored recommendations addressing women's specific screeni...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Skinner CS,Strecher VJ,Hospers H

    更新日期:1994-01-01 00:00:00

  • Weight status and sexual orientation: differences by age and within racial and ethnic subgroups.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We determined differences in weight at age 18 years and at current age and weight change by sexual orientation within different racial/ethnic populations, stratifying by gender. METHODS:We used 2001-2007 data from the California Health Interview Survey, resulting in an unweighted sample of 120,274 individua...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Deputy NP,Boehmer U

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • 'Call fast, Call 911': a direct mail campaign to reduce patient delay in acute myocardial infarction.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:A 10-month direct mail campaign was implemented to increase use of emergency medical services via 911 calls and to reduce prehospital delay for individuals experiencing acute myocardial infarction symptoms. METHODS:This prospective, randomized, controlled trial involved three intervention groups (receiving ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Meischke H,Dulberg EM,Schaeffer SS,Henwood DK,Larsen MP,Eisenberg MS

    更新日期:1997-10-01 00:00:00

  • Variation in youthful risks of progression from alcohol and tobacco to marijuana and to hard drugs across generations.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Much research has documented that youthful substance use typically follows a sequence starting with use of alcohol or tobacco or both and potentially proceeding to marijuana and then hard drug use. This study explicitly examined the probabilities of progression through each stage and their covariates. METHO...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Golub A,Johnson BD

    更新日期:2001-02-01 00:00:00

  • Work safety climate, musculoskeletal discomfort, working while injured, and depression among migrant farmworkers in North Carolina.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This analysis described Latino migrant farmworkers' work safety climate and its association with musculoskeletal discomfort, working while injured or ill, and depressive symptoms. METHODS:Data were from a cross-sectional survey of 300 farmworkers conducted in North Carolina in 2009. Generalized estimating e...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Arcury TA,O'Hara H,Grzywacz JG,Isom S,Chen H,Quandt SA

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Breast cancer screening by mammography: utilization and associated factors.

    abstract::The status of mammography screening experience and factors related to utilization were examined in six towns serviced by physician staffs at five hospitals. Data were collected via random digit dial telephone interview of a probability sample of 1184 women, aged 45-75 years. The results showed that 55% of the women re...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zapka JG,Stoddard AM,Costanza ME,Greene HL

    更新日期:1989-11-01 00:00:00

  • Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Effectiveness of a Multisector Childhood Obesity Prevention Intervention.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To investigate racial/ethnic and language differences in the effectiveness of the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) study among children aged 2 to 4 years enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). METHODS:We performed a mult...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nelson CC,Colchamiro R,Perkins M,Taveras EM,Leung-Strle P,Kwass J,Woo Baidal JA

    更新日期:2018-09-01 00:00:00

  • An impact evaluation of a federal mine safety training regulation on injury rates among US stone, sand, and gravel mine workers: an interrupted time-series analysis.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We evaluated the impact of a safety training regulation, implemented by the US Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in 1999, on injury rates at stone, sand, and gravel mining operations. METHODS:We applied a time-series design and analyses with quarterly counts of nonfatal inju...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Monforton C,Windsor R

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • Vodka and violence: alcohol consumption and homicide rates in Russia.

    abstract::In Russia, rates of alcohol consumption and homicide are among the highest in the world, and already-high levels increased dramatically after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Rates of both, however, vary greatly among Russia's 89 regions. We took advantage of newly available vital statistics and socioeconomic data to ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pridemore WA

    更新日期:2002-12-01 00:00:00

  • Diphtheria in the United States, 1971-81.

    abstract::After a decade-long resurgence, including a large cutaneous diphtheria outbreak in Washington State, the diphtheria incidence rate in the United States reached its lowest recorded level ever in 1980--two patients (0.01 case per million). Mortality paralleled the decline in incidence rate. Only 143 of the 3,141 US coun...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chen RT,Broome CV,Weinstein RA,Weaver R,Tsai TF

    更新日期:1985-12-01 00:00:00