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Child abuse ‘affects health decades later’

BBC – Hannah Richardson

“People who were maltreated as children are more likely to have poor health and living standards decades later, a study suggests. The researchers tracked 8,076 people born in 1958 until the age of 50. Those who had been abused were 70% more likely to have long-term illnesses and to not own their homes by the age of 50 than those who had not, they found. The University College London team said those who had experienced more than one form of abuse had doubly bad outcomes. This was compared with those who had suffered no abuse or maltreatment.”(more)

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