Incarceration as exposure: the prison, infectious disease, and other stress-related illnesses.

@article{Massoglia2008IncarcerationAE,
  title={Incarceration as exposure: the prison, infectious disease, and other stress-related illnesses.},
  author={Michael Massoglia},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={56-71}
}
This article examines the relationship between incarceration and health functioning. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the relationship between incarceration and more than 20 different measures of health are tested. Using multiple analytic procedures, a distinctive pattern of association emerges. Individuals with a history of incarceration appear consistently more likely to be afflicted with infectious disease and other illnesses associated with stress. In contrast, no… CONTINUE READING
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