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Healthcare utilization and barriers for youth post-detention.
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PMID:  23324374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Aim: Adolescents in the juvenile justice system are particularly susceptible to high rates of co-occurring health-risk behaviors, while at the same time lacking access to the healthcare system. Methods: A verbal questionnaire was administered from December 2009 to June 2010 to youth between the ages of 13-17 years old, who had previously been detained in an urban juvenile detention facility in California. Results: A total of 50 participants were enrolled in the study (40% female, 60% male, 16 years mean age, 80% Black, 18% Latino, 2% White). The mean time post-detention was 15 months, and the mean time in detention was 4 months. Our study provides evidence that adolescents exiting juvenile detention in the United States are interested in gaining access to healthcare providers but perceive lack of insurance and transportation as barriers to care. These barriers need to be addressed in order to facilitate access to healthcare services for this underserved and at-risk population of youth.
Mana Golzari; Anda Kuo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of adolescent medicine and health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0334-0139     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Adolesc Med Health     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506960     Medline TA:  Int J Adolesc Med Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
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