August 18, 2009

Facts for the Week

As part of an on going initiative, we will be releasing facts on various aspects of homelessness. In order for all us to realize what we are trying to solve, we have to see the tremendous effects that this social issue is causing people. Today, we highlight a few facts on children's health who are battling homelessness:
  • Are sick four times more often than other children. They have:
    • Four times as many respiratory infections.
    • Twice as many ear infections.
    • Five times more gastrointestinal problems.
    • Four times more likely to have asthma.
  • Go hungry at twice the rate of other children.
  • Have high rates of obesity due to nutritional deficiencies.
  • Have three times the rate of emotional and behavioral problems compared to non-homeless children.
*Facts from:

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