Global study highlights growing inequality in adolescent health

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A detailed global study of the health and well being of the world's 1.8 billion adolescents and young adults reveals a growing inequality - and greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago. Of the 1.8 billion adolescents aged 10-24, an additional 250 million worldwide are living in countries where they face a triple burden of infectious disease, non-communicable diseases and injuries compared with 1990. The global study provides the first comprehensive and integrated snapshot of young people who make up a third of the world's population. The findings are published in the Lancet.

"The study demonstrates both success and failure in adolescent health. Health, education, and employment systems have not been able to keep up with shifting adolescent needs and demographic change," said John Santelli, MD, MPH, professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and one of the U.S. authors of the report.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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