CDC Data Changing the Narrative of Black Fatherhood

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black-fatherhoodA CDC study conducted between 2006-2010 is changing the narrative about black fatherhood.

FATHERS WHO LIVE WITH THEIR CHILDREN

1. 70% of black dads said they bathed, diapered or dressed those kids every day, compared with 60% of white fathers and 45% of Latino fathers, according to a report released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics
2. 35% of black fathers said they read to them daily, compared with 30% of white dads and 22% of Latino dads

FATHERS WHO DO NOT LIVE WITH THEIR CHILDREN
1. 42% said they fed or ate with them that frequently
2. 41% said they bathed, diapered or helped dress them as often — rates on par with or higher than those of other men living apart from their kids.

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