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October 23/30, 2002

Health Risks of Latino Children—Reply

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

JAMA. 2002;288(16):1981-1983. doi:10.1001/jama.288.16.1981

In Reply: The purpose of our article was to focus on what the Latino Consortium of the American Academy of Pediatrics Center for Child Health Research identified in a consensus process as the most urgent priorities and unanswered questions in Latino child health. We thus chose not to provide an exhaustive list of the multiplicity of health issues faced by Latino children, which members of our consortium have addressed elsewhere.1,2 Instead, we focused on a more detailed examination of selected issues considered to be of greatest urgency. Thus, by necessity, and because of space constraints, difficult decisions had to be made regarding which issues would be addressed. Several key issues—including injuries, human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and teen pregnancy—regretfully could not be included in our article but are major Latino child health concerns that deserve greater attention in health services research and health policy.

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