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Primary schools and the amplification of social differences in child mental health: a population-based cohort study.

Authors
  • Marryat, Louise1
  • Thompson, Lucy2, 3
  • Minnis, Helen2
  • Wilson, Philip3
  • 1 Farr Institute, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2 Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
  • 3 Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Oct 22, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2017-208995
PMID: 29056594
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Additional support to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds at preschool and in early primary school may help narrow inequalities. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds started school with a higher prevalence of mental health difficulties, compared with their more advantaged peers, and this disparity widened markedly over the first 3 years of school.

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