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Analysis of the Health Status of the Homeless Clients Utilizing a Free Clinic

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the health status of the homeless population who utilize a free clinic. The study specifically aims to compare the prevalence of asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, mental health disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, sinus problems, and hepatitis among the homeless population. Investigators collected data from paper medical records during patient visits from 2004 to 2009. Diagnosed health conditions among the homeless population were compared to the general clinic users using logistic regression. There were several similarities between the general clinic and homeless population, however, the homeless population had statistically significant (p

Journal of Community Health
February 2013, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 172-177

Notaro SJ, Khan M, Kim C, Nasaruddin M, Desai K.