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February 4, 1998

Protecting Adolescents From Harm—Reply

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(5):353-354. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-5-jbk0204

In Reply.— The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health holds tremendous promise for having an impact on programs, policies, and practices affecting young people. Dr Hojat correctly emphasizes the importance of conducting analyses that separately assess the contributions of mothers and fathers to the health and well-being of youth, just as separate analyses across racial, ethnic, social class, sex, and geographic groups of adolescents will yield powerful insights about how to better focus our efforts in health promotion and protection.

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