Poor health is more prevalent among children of unhealthy mothers

08/22/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Children born to disadvantaged and unhealthy mothers were more than five times as likely as counterparts with disadvantaged but healthy mothers to exhibit fair or poor overall health, according to a study that will be presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting. Children with disadvantaged, unhealthy mothers also were more likely to have low well-being scores, have a greater risk of asthma and/or learning disabilities, and to visit the emergency department, according to researchers.

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