Hospitalization rates for child abuse tied to U.S. housing crisis

07/16/2012 |

The number of children hospitalized for physical abuse and high-risk traumatic brain injury increased annually from 2000 to 2009, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Neither abuse nor high-risk TBI admission rates were tied to unemployment rates, but the mortgage delinquency rates and change in delinquency and foreclosure rates from the previous year showed significant correlation, researchers said.

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