Women behind bars: health needs of inmates in a county jail.

  title={Women behind bars: health needs of inmates in a county jail.},
  author={Alexandra Fickenscher and Jodi Lapidus and P Silk-Walker and Thomas Becker},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={116 3},
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to assess the prevalence of behavioral risk factors and correlates of poor self-reported health among incarcerated women in a county jail in Oregon. METHODS The authors collected self-reported data from recently incarcerated women at a county jail, focusing on prevalence of high-risk health behaviors, history of health care use, history of physical and sexual abuse, and health care coverage. The authors assessed factors associated with poor self-reported… CONTINUE READING

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