ERIC Number: EJ481427
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Dynamic Model for Preventing Mental Retardation in the Population: The Importance of Poverty and Deprivation.
McDermott, Suzanne W.; Altekruse, Joan M.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v15 n1 p49-65 Jan-Feb 1994
A dynamic simulation model, using census data, was used to examine child health policy initiatives for the prevention of mental retardation. Results suggested that reducing the proportion of children living in poverty would be more effective in reducing the incidence of mental retardation than medical interventions to improve outcomes for low birthweight infants. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
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