Prevalence of chronic medical conditions among jail and prison inmates in the USA compared with the general population

  title={Prevalence of chronic medical conditions among jail and prison inmates in the USA compared with the general population},
  author={Ingrid A. Binswanger and Patrick M Krueger and John F. Steiner},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  pages={912 - 919}
Background: Despite growing inmate populations in the USA, inmates are excluded from most national health surveys and little is known about whether the prevalence of chronic disease differs between inmates and the non-institutionalised population. Methods: Nationally representative, cross-sectional data from the 2002 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, 2004 Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities and 2002–4 National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult Files on individuals… 

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