Maricopa County, Arizona Study of Child Maltreatment Risk Among Adolescent Mothers, 1976-1978
Investigators: Frank G. Bolton, Jr.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the incidence of child maltreatment was higher among natural children born to adolescent mothers, compared to that obtained for children born to post-adolescent women. A random, one-half sample of 5,098 observations was drawn from the child maltreatment cases referred to the Maricopa County unit of the Arizona Department of Economic Security's Child Protective Services between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 1978. The sample included 247 (4.9%) cases with incomplete information. A ``working sample'' of 4,851 cases was based on cases that included complete information on mother's and oldest child's age. The DAAPPP data file contains all 5,098 cases to facilitate utilization of all cases when variables other than mother's and oldest child's age are being analyzed. Data were collected by the Arizona Central Child Maltreatment Registry, Arizona.

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