Children with chronic health conditions less likely to graduate from high school
from Center for Advancing Health
Approximately 32 million U.S. children have at least one chronic health condition, which can negatively affect their chances of receiving a high school diploma or its equivalent by age 21, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. During the past four decades, the number of children diagnosed with one or more chronic health conditions has quadrupled. Chronic conditions and their accompanying medical problems create formidable daily challenges, including simply getting to and staying in school.
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