A risk profile comparison of runaway and non-runaway youth.

  title={A risk profile comparison of runaway and non-runaway youth.},
  author={Gerald Yates and Richard G Mackenzie and J N Pennbridge and Etti Cohen},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={78 7},
All initial visits (N = 765) to an outpatient medical clinic during calendar year 1985 were analyzed. Six hundred and fifty-five of these visits made by non-runaway youth were compared to 110 visits made by runaways. Based on data from the Childrens Hospital Adolescent Risk Profile Interview, runaway street youth are at greater risk for a wide variety of medical problems and of health-compromising behaviors including suicide and depression, prostitution, and drug use. The implications for… CONTINUE READING

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