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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160242
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Description of Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Patterns in Missouri
Abstract:
A Description of Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Patterns in Missouri
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Crane, Lottchen, PhD, RN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Wider School of Health Professions, 13550 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO, 63141, USA
Co-Authors:Lottchen Crane Wider, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
The extant literature on child abuse and neglect reporting has been largely based on records from social service surveillance systems. This study extends these findings and characterizes reporting patterns using data from two separate, statewide health and social surveillance systems in Missouri. This incidence study describes the rate of first reports and substantiated child abuse and neglect reports about Missouri children who were less than 10 years of age and were reported in the 2000 calendar year. A secondary analysis was done using linked data from Missouri’s Division of Family Services (DFS) and Department of Health and Senior Services. The first report for each child was selected as the incident report and subsequent reports were excluded. ICD-9 codes and DFS investigative findings were used to identify cases and classify the type of abuse and neglect. There were 46,759 incident reports and 3,546 were substantiated, resulting in a substantiated rate of 4.6 per 1,000 children. The substantiated ratio was higher for mandated (11.0%) versus anonymous (2.8%) report sources. Among mandated reporters, law enforcement personnel had the highest substantiation ratio (18.2%). Substantiated incidence rates were higher for neglected children (2.3), children less than one year of age (males 6.5, females 4.9) females (4.8), blacks (7.2), and children residing in rural counties (6.2). The specific child abuse and neglect ICD-9 and E codes captured 11.0% and 7.4% of the substantiated cases, respectively. The strengths, limitations, and implications of this design are discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Description of Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Patterns in Missourien_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160242-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Description of Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Patterns in Missouri </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Crane, Lottchen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Wider School of Health Professions, 13550 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO, 63141, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lottchen Crane Wider, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The extant literature on child abuse and neglect reporting has been largely based on records from social service surveillance systems. This study extends these findings and characterizes reporting patterns using data from two separate, statewide health and social surveillance systems in Missouri. This incidence study describes the rate of first reports and substantiated child abuse and neglect reports about Missouri children who were less than 10 years of age and were reported in the 2000 calendar year. A secondary analysis was done using linked data from Missouri&rsquo;s Division of Family Services (DFS) and Department of Health and Senior Services. The first report for each child was selected as the incident report and subsequent reports were excluded. ICD-9 codes and DFS investigative findings were used to identify cases and classify the type of abuse and neglect. There were 46,759 incident reports and 3,546 were substantiated, resulting in a substantiated rate of 4.6 per 1,000 children. The substantiated ratio was higher for mandated (11.0%) versus anonymous (2.8%) report sources. Among mandated reporters, law enforcement personnel had the highest substantiation ratio (18.2%). Substantiated incidence rates were higher for neglected children (2.3), children less than one year of age (males 6.5, females 4.9) females (4.8), blacks (7.2), and children residing in rural counties (6.2). The specific child abuse and neglect ICD-9 and E codes captured 11.0% and 7.4% of the substantiated cases, respectively. The strengths, limitations, and implications of this design are discussed. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:45:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:45:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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