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    1 in 50 babies abused, neglected in U.S.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/04/03....ap/index.html

    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- About 1 in 50 U.S. infants are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect in a year, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group.
    Other studies have looked at child abuse and neglect, but this is believed to be the first to focus on infants.





    The study focused on children younger than 1 year, and found nearly a third were one week old or younger when the abuse or neglect occurred.
    "It is a particularly vulnerable group," said study co-author Rebecca Leeb, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    "We were struck by the fact there was a clustering of maltreatment with the very, very early age group."
    The researchers counted more than 91,000 infant victims of abuse and neglect in the period October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006.
    The information came from a national database of cases verified by protective services agencies in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
    Other studies have looked at national child abuse and neglect cases, but this is believed to be the first to focus on infants, said Leeb, a CDC epidemiologist.
    About 30,000 of the cases involved infants aged one week or younger. About 68 percent of those cases were attributed to neglect.

    I knew it was bad but never imagined it was this bad. God help us all what is this nation coming to.
    Last edited by adnoid; 04-03-2008 at 04:04 PM.

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    oh my and agreed what is this world coming to. when will it stop
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    Sorry that is suppose to say 1 in 50. How can I change it?

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    Oh...so very sad that we treat our most precious possessions this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthemom View Post
    Sorry that is suppose to say 1 in 50. How can I change it?
    You can't change a title...but you can ask a mod to do it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanws View Post
    You can't change a title...but you can ask a mod to do it for you.
    Thanks, will do. Mods where art though can you please change 5 to 50. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthemom View Post
    Sorry that is suppose to say 1 in 50. How can I change it?

    to change the title go to edit and then advanced options. It will let you change the title within the 24 hour window to edit a post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthemom View Post
    Thanks, will do. Mods where art though can you please change 5 to 50. Thanks.
    PM a mod. They won't see it otherwise.

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    I shouldn't have read this. I just can not understand this. Can not. How in the ^&%$@ world. Tiny babies. What have they ever done wrong??

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    Thats an astounding number of babies. Everything is just getting worse.


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    What a sad state of affairs we have come to. This is embarrassing for our country. And WE are supposed to save the world all the time? We can't even save ourselves obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    I shouldn't have read this. I just can not understand this. Can not. How in the ^&%$@ world. Tiny babies. What have they ever done wrong??
    I wish I hadn't read either, all it did was upset me. Something has to be done, but what? Just heartbreaking...

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    91,000?!?! That's outrageous. Even more alarming....they will be adults someday.

    Ugh.

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    This is one of the saddest things I've ever read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    I did it. But you can do it. too - just edit your post and change the title, you may have to use the advanced editor.

    Although I will say the original title sure got my attention.
    Thanks will do next time. I was trying in regular edit and it wouldn't let me so I must have to do advance edit.

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