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Stan zdrowia dzieci i młodzieży w Polsce. Najważniejsze problemy zdrowotne
Health condition of children and adolescents in Poland

Author(s): Anna Oblacińska, Barbara Woynarowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Kancelaria Sejmu
Keywords: children and adolescents, health indicators, prevention, health behaviours, health, subjective health status

Summary/Abstract: This article discusses the most serious and frequent health problems among children and adolescents in Poland, the main reasons causing these problems and prospects for the future. The paper begins with a rationale for promoting children’s and adolescents’ healthcare and the modern approaches to the health assessment. In the next sections selected issues related to health condition of children and adolescents are discussed: trends in physical and motor developments, subjective health status, health behaviours, mortality, main health problems (injuries, psychosocial health problems, chronic diseases, obesity, dental caries, disability, cancer, infectious diseases, disorders of vision, hearing and motor systems).

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 41-64
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish