Study: Children With Jailed Family Members 15% More Likely To Have Health Issues In Adulthood

HealthDay (8/7, Preidt) reports on a new study that found “adults whose childhood included having a family member in prison are about 15 percent more likely to have poor physical and mental health than those who didn’t.” Researchers say this finding only suggests that the high rate of imprisonment in the US “may be contributing to long-term health problems in some families,” but concede that “they were not able to show that having relatives in jail during one’s youth was a direct cause of poor health later in life.”

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— “Children With Jailed Family Members More Likely to Have Poor Health Later,” Robery Preidt, HealthDay, August 6, 2014.

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