More than half of the adolescents have to wait for "three-fold responsibility" of health


(Belga) Epidemics, obesity, anemia, violence … More than half of teenagers and young adults live in countries where their health is under threat, especially in Africa that is t Sahara and in the Asia-Pacific area. reviews published on Tuesday.

Out of 1.8 billion people aged 10 to 24 living in the world in 2016, almost 1 billion (963 million) live in a country where there is a "group of problems" of health. this age group, article estimates, published in the British magazine The Lancet. The authors distribute 70 countries in this region, which include a category which has a high impact on infectious diseases and diseases associated with food and inactivated illnesses (illnesses of t sugar, obesity, mental illness, etc., and injury. and violence. 53% of people aged 10-24 years are concerned, compared with 46% in 1990. In 25 years there has been considerable progress in many countries, including reducing exposure to communication diseases. people of this age. but the authors did more than the number of young people living in the poorest health countries. And "investment in adolescent health is not keeping up with needs," said Peter Azzopardi, a researcher at Burnet Institute Australia and the author of the study. Adolescent health is a priority to justify both the demographic growth of this age group and because "the growth pattern, development and behavior" of this stage of life "establishes the health foundations for the rest of the population". Life and the next generation, "said the article. The study also notes that often unpredictable illnesses occur among adolescents and young adults. In particular, researchers warn of “rapid increase” in overweight and obesity, which affected around 20% of 10-24 year olds in 2016, or 324 million people. 430 million suffer from iron anemia, a quarter of the total. The survey, funded by a Australian public body (the NHMRC) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has improved on 12 indicators of sexual health from 1990: smoking and alcohol consumption, overweight, anemia. but also social indicators of outcomes for health status such as access to secondary education and marriage before the age of 18. (Belga)

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