Adolescent health in Europe: An overview

J. C. Surís, Robert W Blum

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Abstract

This paper presents a broad picture of the health of adolescents in Europe through the synthesizing of available surveys. Most adolescents perceive themselves to be in good health, but about 10% have chronic illnesses. Chronic illness, mortality, and morbidity will be reviewed and discussed. The data provide some warning signs. Excess morbidity from alcohol and tobacco, if not in adolescence then certainly in adulthood, can be anticipated throughout Europe. In addition, emerging data from Eastern Europe indicate long-term problems concerning smoking, alcohol usage, unprotected intercourse, and teenage pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-99
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume13
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Chronic Disease
Alcohols
Morbidity
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Eastern Europe
Tobacco
Smoking
Mortality
Health
Adolescent Health
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Epidemiology
  • Health behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Adolescent health in Europe : An overview. / Surís, J. C.; Blum, Robert W.

In: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2001, p. 91-99.

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