Mental health risk factors, unmet needs, and provider availability for rural children: Executive summary
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South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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The study uses the 2001 National Health Interview Survey, a nationally representative survey of the U.S. population. Key findings: nearly 1 of every 4 rural children has a potential mental health problem; rural African-American children had the highest prevalence of conduct problems and hyperactive behavior; over 1.9 million rural children with mental health problems live in areas with minimal to no care available.