When it comes to the at-risk urban adolescent population, an important factor that still has yet to be explored is household composition. In this study involving incoming PISC Advisory Board member Joel Fein, cross-sectional analysis yields results that indicate there is a positive association between presence of a grandparent in the household and risk for repeat fight injury in urban adolescents without a corresponding association with adult:child ratio or total household size. Further exploration aims to dig deeper into the differences between households with and without grandparent presence.
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