Gender Differences in Prescription Medications among Transitioning Justice-Involved Individuals

Mirvat Termos, Katherine J. Holzer, Michael G. Vaughn, Katherine Kelton

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Little is known-especially with regard to gender differences-about the prescription trends among justice-involved individuals with health conditions after release from correctional facilities. This article presents initial findings from a large outreach program designed to provide prescription support during the turbulent prison-To-community transition period. We analyzed data derived from a prescription outreach program during the years 2018-2019. Multivariate logistic regression was employed to examine the association between gender and therapeutic areas, controlling for age and race. Compared with men, women were at higher odds of receiving prescriptions for psychiatric conditions followed by neurological conditions, but lower odds of receiving prescriptions for cardiovascular conditions. Further research is necessary to unpack the causal pathways that underlie the associational trends observed in our current analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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