Adolescence and the social determinants of health.

  title={Adolescence and the social determinants of health.},
  author={Russell M. Viner and Elizabeth M. Ozer and Simon J. Denny and Michael Marmot and Michael David Resnick and Adesegun Olayiwola Fatusi and Candace Currie},
  volume={379 9826},
The health of adolescents is strongly affected by social factors at personal, family, community, and national levels. Nations present young people with structures of opportunity as they grow up. Since health and health behaviours correspond strongly from adolescence into adult life, the way that these social determinants affect adolescent health are crucial to the health of the whole population and the economic development of nations. During adolescence, developmental effects related to puberty… CONTINUE READING
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