1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds

June 3, 2014 3:32 PM

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1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 12 percent of kids in the United States experience beatings, neglect or sexual or emotional abuse, according to a new study.

"One in 8 American children, at some point between birth and their 18th birthday, will be maltreated," said study researcher Christopher Wildeman, associate professor of sociology at Yale University.

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