Poverty, food insecurity, and the behavior for childhood internalizing and externalizing disorders.

  title={Poverty, food insecurity, and the behavior for childhood internalizing and externalizing disorders.},
  author={Natalie Slopen and Garrett M Fitzmaurice and David R. Williams and Stephen E Gilman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={49 5},
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the associations of poverty and food insecurity over a 2-year period with internalizing and externalizing problems in a large, community-based sample. METHOD A total of 2,810 children were interviewed between ages 4 and 14 years at baseline, and between ages 5 and 16 years at follow-up. Primary caregivers reported on household income, food insecurity, and were administered the Child Behavior Checklist, from which we derived indicators of clinically… CONTINUE READING

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