Prevalence and Predictors of Chronic Health Conditions of Inmates Newly Admitted to Maximum Security Prisons.

@article{Bai2015PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and Predictors of Chronic Health Conditions of Inmates Newly Admitted to Maximum Security Prisons.},
  author={J. T. Ramani Bai and Montina B Befus and Dhritiman V. Mukherjee and Franklin David Lowy and Elaine L. Larson},
  journal={Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={255-64}
}
This study estimated the prevalence of chronic medical conditions and risk predictors of 759 newly admitted inmates in two New York State maximum-security prisons. The most prevalent conditions were respiratory (34.1%), cardiovascular (17.4%), and sexually transmitted diseases (STD; 16.1%); least prevalent were HIV (3.6%), cancer (1.7%), and kidney disease (1.7%). Results of the multivariable logistic regression showed that females had higher risk for all conditions except cardiovascular and… CONTINUE READING

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