The prevalence of homelessness among adolescents in the United States.

  title={The prevalence of homelessness among adolescents in the United States.},
  author={Christopher L. Ringwalt and Jody M Greene and Mary Jane Robertson and M. McPheeters},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={88 9},
OBJECTIVES Homeless adolescents represent one of the nation's most vulnerable populations. This study reports the 12-month prevalence of homeless episodes among US adolescents. METHODS Personal, audiotaped interviews were conducted in 1992 and 1993 with a representative household sample of 6496 adolescents aged 12 to 17 as part of the Youth Risk behavior Survey sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Respondents reported whether they had spent the night in any of a… CONTINUE READING

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