This report by NAHIC and Child Trends starts off by describing the prevalence of different chronic conditions in the adolescent population including allergies, obesity, ADHD, asthma, learning disabilities, and more. It then goes on to discuss disparities, trends in chronic condition incidence, special health care needs of adolescents with chronic conditions, and the implications of chronic conditions for adolescents’ families.
The article can be accessed here. It is one portion of “Adolescent Health Highlights,” a three-part mini-series produced by NAHIC and Child Trends, which focus on important current issues in adolescent health. The other two highlights can be accessed below.
February 26, 2014
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