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To investigate how personally knowing a deported migrant relates to past-year prescription drug misuse among US-citizen Latinos. Between April and May 2019, a national sample (n = 3446) was recruited to complete an online survey. Multivariate and multinomial logistic regression models examined the role of (1) personally knowing a deported migrant and (2) the relationship to the deportee (e.g., family, friend) on (1) any past-year prescription drug misuse and (2) the frequency of prescription drug misuse. I limited analyses to US citizens only (n = 3282). Overall, 19% of all participants reported any past-year prescription drug misuse. Latinos who had a family member who was deported reported significantly higher odds of past-year prescription drug misuse and were exceedingly at higher risk for misusing prescription drugs 3 or more days in the past year as compared with Whites and Latinos who did not personally know a deported migrant. Public health prevention strategies and deportation policies need to consider and address how the deportation of an individual will affect the health of that individual's US-citizen family members. (. Published online ahead of print February 20, 2020: e1-e7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305516).
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Name: American journal of public health
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