Evid Based Med doi:10.1136/eb-2012-101073
  • Prognosis
  • Systematic review with meta-analysis

Disabled children are more likely to be exposed to violence than their non-disabled peers

  1. Eric Emerson
  1. Centre for Disability Research & Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to : Professor Eric Emerson
    Centre for Disability Research & Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Email: eric.emerson{at}

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It has been estimated that 5% of children have a disability.1 That is, they have a health condition or impairment that under prevailing cultural, social and environmental conditions significantly limits their activity or restricts their social participation. Understanding of the scale and nature of environmental adversities faced by disabled children is an important first step in the development of preventive social policies.1 Such policies could also make a significant contribution to addressing the health inequalities experienced by disabled people more generally.2 Jones and colleagues have undertaken a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature …

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