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October 29, 1932

Influence of Social and Economic Factors on the Health of the School Child.

JAMA. 1932;99(18):1536. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740700076042

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This is the fourth of a series of monographs in a school health study conducted by the American Child Health Association. This study had for its purpose the measurement of the results of the most important of the practices in school health work. This monograph deals with the effect of social and economic factors on the health of school children. There can be no question that socio-economic factors have a marked influence on nearly all the measures of health employed in schools. The quality of home care must of necessity influence habits, which in turn will affect diet and the condition of the teeth. As a result of this statistical study, it is concluded that the intellectual level and economic status play a large part in determining the amount and quality of dental care. The quality of home care also has a marked influence on the musculature and on the

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