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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Children’s health, the nation’s wealth : assessing and improving child health / Committee on Evaluation of Children’s Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09118-7 (hardcover)

1. Children—Health and hygiene—United States. 2. Child health services—United States.

[DNLM: 1. Public Health—Child—United States. 2. Child Welfare—United States. 3. Data Collection—methods—United States. 4. Health Policy—Child—United States. 5. Research Design—United States. WA 320 C5379 2004] I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Evaluation of Children’s Health.

RJ102.C4895 2004

362.198′92′000973—dc22

2004016741

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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. (2004). Children’s Health, the Nation’s Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health. Committee on Evaluation of Children’s Health. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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