Single Fathers and Their Children's Health Care

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UPDATED: Feb 25, 2020

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Results of a study by researchers at the journal Health Services Research show children of single fathers have fewer routine well-child doctor visits than children of single mothers and two-parent families. The study also concluded these children are 20 percent more likely to go without health insurance for an extended period.

Parents of more than 62,000 children ages 0-18 were surveyed. Just 3 percent of these children lived in a single father home, while 22 percent lived in a single mother home.

Other key findings include:

 Home Type

 % of Children With a Well-Child Visit in the Past Year

 Single Father Homes


 Single Mother Homes


 Two-Parent Homes


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