Adolescent and young adult health in the United States in the past decade: little improvement and young adults remain worse off than adolescents.

@article{Park2014AdolescentAY,
  title={Adolescent and young adult health in the United States in the past decade: little improvement and young adults remain worse off than adolescents.},
  author={Meyeon Park and Jazmyn T Scott and Sally H Adams and Claire D Brindis and Charles E. Irwin},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          3-16
        }
}
Adolescence and young adulthood are unique developmental periods that present opportunities and challenges for improving health. Health at this age can affect health throughout the lifespan. This review has two aims: (1) to examine trends in key indicators in outcomes, behaviors, and health care over the past decade for U.S. adolescents and young adults; and (2) to compare U.S. adolescents and young adults on these indicators. The review also assesses sociodemographic differences in trends and… CONTINUE READING
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