Self-reported health and prior health behaviors of newly admitted correctional inmates.

@article{Conklin2000SelfreportedHA,
  title={Self-reported health and prior health behaviors of newly admitted correctional inmates.},
  author={Thomas J Conklin and Thomas Lincoln and Robert W Tuthill},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2000},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={1939-41}
}
OBJECTIVES This study obtained comprehensive health information from newly admitted correctional inmates. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 1198 inmates on day 3 of their incarceration. RESULTS Interviewers found a high prevalence of chronic medical and mental health issues, limited access to health care, high rates of infections and sexually transmitted diseases, substantial substance abuse, other unhealthy behaviors and violence, and a strong desire for help with health-related… CONTINUE READING

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