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Childhood Adversity and Later Mortality in an Urban African American Cohort

Juon, Hee-Soon and Ensminger, Margaret E. and Feehan, Michael (2003) Childhood Adversity and Later Mortality in an Urban African American Cohort. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (12). pp. 2044-2046. ISSN 0090-0036

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The Woodlawn Project is a longitudinal study of the development of psychological well-being and social adaptation in an epidemiologically defined cohort of African American first graders interviewed as adolescents and again as adults. The identification of childhood factors predictive of mortality has clear public health importance. Family and childhood adversity and psychosocial factors have been shown to have long-term effects on later mental health and school achievement in adolescence and young adulthood. However, possible effects of such factors on longevity have been “mostly unstudied.” In this article, we examine family and childhood factors in relation to the risk of later mortality.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: evelopment of psychological well-being; social adaptation; African American first graders; childhood factors predictive of mortality; childhood adversity; psychosocial factors; mental health; school achievement
Subjects: Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
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Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2011 17:00
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1002

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