This article synthesizes national data to present a health profile of young adults, reviewing social indicators that describe the context of young adulthood and presenting measures of health status. It reviews mortality, morbidity, risky behaviors, and health care access and utilization, identifying the most significant gender and racial/ethnic disparities. The article also identifies limitations of existing data and offers suggestions for future research and health monitoring in this area.
February 11, 2006
M. Jane Park, Tina Paul Mulye, Sally H. Adams, Claire Brindis & Charles E. Irwin, Jr.
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