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:
% of Children With a Well-Child Visit in the Past Year
|Single Father Homes|
|Single Mother Homes|