Black, Latino Children Show Health Disparities by Fifth Grade

As early as fifth grade, black and Latino children show striking disparities across a broad range of health-related behaviors, experiences, and outcomes, compared with non-Latino white children, according to a study published Aug. 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Data have been limited for the pediatric population concerning disparities in such health-related problems as witnessing or perpetrating violence, smoking, not using seat belts, obesity, experiencing discrimination, and drinking alcohol.

Read more at Family Practice News.

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