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Father's Health Status and Inequalities in Physical and Mental Health of U.S. Children: A Population- Based Study

Health Equity

Azuine et al. (2019)

Children of fathers with poor mental health had 2.6 times higher adjusted odds of having poor mental health. Significant role of fathers in the physical and mental well-being of children. Engaging fathers in child health may provide a potential opportunity to reduce mental and emotional health problems among children.

Keywords: Child health; Child health outcomes; Father's health; Intergenerational health; Mental health; Physical health.
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