Friday, February 22, 2008

Women Who Suffered Child Abuse Spend More On Health Care

ScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2008) — Middle-aged women who suffered physical or sexual abuse as children spend up to one-third more than average in health-care costs, according to a long-term study of more than 3,000 women.

Even decades after the abuse ended, these women used health services at significantly higher rates than did non-abused women, the research found.

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