Risk factors for infant maltreatment: a population-based study.

  title={Risk factors for infant maltreatment: a population-based study.},
  author={Samuel S. Wu and Chang-Xing Ma and Randy L. Carter and Mario Ariet and Edward A Feaver and Michael B. Resnick and Jan Roth},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={28 12},
CONTEXT Of the approximately 900,000 children who were determined to be victims of abuse or neglect by US child protective services in 2002, the birth-to-3 age group had the highest rate of victimization (1.6%) and children younger than 1 accounted for the largest percentage of victims (9.6%). OBJECTIVE To identify perinatal and sociodemographic risk factors associated with maltreatment of infants up to 1 year of age. DESIGN AND SETTING Observational cohort study. PARTICIPANTS 189,055… CONTINUE READING


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