Social and family factors in childhood hospital admission.

  title={Social and family factors in childhood hospital admission.},
  author={David Fergusson and Lynne Horwood and Frances Shannon},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={40 1},
The relation between social, economic, and family life event measures and rates of hospital admission during the period from birth to 5 years was studied in a birth cohort of New Zealand children. Both family social background and family life events made a significant contribution to the variability in the risk of hospital admission. However, economic factors made no significant contribution to rates of admission when the correlated effects of family social background and life events were taken… CONTINUE READING
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