Pediatric Hospitalizations from Immigration Detention in Texas, 2015-2018

Joseph Nwadiuko, Karla Fredricks, Sarah Polk, Sural Shah, Judith A. Long, Chanelle Diaz, Nandita Mitra, Katherine Yun

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Although there are concerns regarding children's health in immigration detention, there are little data regarding hospitalizations in this population. Using 2015-2018 Texas inpatient data, we identified 95 hospitalizations of children in detention and found that most (60%) were driven by infectious causes, and that 37% of these children were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) or intermediate ICU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
StatePublished - May 2022


  • health services research
  • healthcare in incarceration
  • immigrant health
  • international health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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