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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 221740     Find in a Library
Title: Medical Problems of Prisoners
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Laura Maruschak
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 27
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: The report presents findings on medical problems of State and Federal prisoners who reported a current medical problems, a physical or mental impairment, a dental problem, or an injury since admission based on data from the 2004 Survey of Inmates in State and Federal correctional facilities.
Abstract: This report examines medical problems and other conditions by gender, age, and selected background characteristics. Report highlights include: (1) an estimated 44 percent of State inmates and 39 percent of Federal inmates reported a current medical problem other than a cold or virus; (2) arthritis (State 15 percent and Federal 12 percent) and hypertension (State 14 percent and Federal 13 percent) were the two most commonly reported medical problems; (3) more than 8 in 10 inmates in State and Federal prisons reported receiving a medical exam or a blood test since admission; (4) almost all State and Federal inmates reported being tested for TB (95 to 96 percent respectively); (5) learning was the most commonly reported impairment among State and Federal inmates (23 and 13 percent); and (6) 16 percent of State inmates and 8 percent of Federal inmates reported having multiple impairments. Tables and appendixes 1-3
Main Term(s): Inmate health
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Medical and dental services ; Inmates ; Inmate health care ; Tuberculosis
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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