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Who Runs? a Demographic Profile of Runaway Youth in the United States
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Prevention and treatment programs for runaways have been hindered by an inadequate population profile. Using Add Health data to determine 12-month prevalence and demographic predictors of running away, we found that over 6% of youths reported running away. Running was predicted by biological gender, age, region, urbanicity, and family structure. (Authors)
Journal
2006
39
5
778-781