Child Marriage in the United States and Its Association With Mental Health in Women

@article{LeStrat2011ChildMI,
  title={Child Marriage in the United States and Its Association With Mental Health in Women},
  author={Yann Le Strat and Caroline Dubertret and Bernard Le Foll},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={128},
  pages={524 - 530}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite the devastating impact of child marriage (marriage before the age of 18 years) on health, no study has yet evaluated its impact on mental health in the general adult population. [...] Key MethodMETHODS Data were drawn from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. We limited our analyses to the sample of women (N = 24 575) with a known age at first marriage, of whom 18 645 had been or were presently married. Expand
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