Journal article

The impact of childhood conditions and concurrent morbidities on child health and well-being

E Waters, E Davis, C Nicolas, M Wake, SK Lo

CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Understanding the impact of illnesses and morbidities experienced by children and adolescents is essential to clinical and population health programme decision making and intervention research. This study sought to: (1) examine the population prevalence of physical and mental health conditions for children and quantify their impact on multiple dimensions of children's health and well-being; and (2) examine the cumulative effect of concurrent conditions. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional school-based epidemiological study of 5414 children and adolescents aged 5-18 years, and examined parental reports of child health and well-being using the parent-report Child Health Questio..

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