Children in Large Families May Get Smaller Share of Health Care

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Health Care and Children

Children living with many siblings or with adults in addition to their parents visit the doctor less often and use fewer prescriptions than children in more typical families, according to a new analysis.

The findings are not due to demographic or socioeconomic factors, parental education, child-rearing experience or children's health status, say authors Alex Chen, M.D., at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jos