Health Concerns

middle childhood


  • childrens hearing is usually well developed by middle childhood
  • by 11 most children have audiory awareness of an adult
  • ear infections would be a health problem
  • if an ear infection goes untreated it may cause permanent hearing loss
  • for most children ear infections decrease during structural changes within the body


  • by 6 most children are reading
  • they can use both eyes to focus on one object
  • most preschoolers are slightly farsighted (they can see far objects but its hard to focus on those up close)
  • being near sighted is most common among middle aged children (they can see close but have trouble seeing far objects)
  • about 25% of children will need their vision corrected by the end of the school year


  • during middle childhood children begin loosing their baby teeth
  • the first teeth to fall out are the central incisors
  • by 12 all baby teeth should be gone
  • tooth loss an have psychological affect on some children, they may become self-conscious
  • tooth decay is common for school aged children
  • children with poor dental hygiene are most likely for tooth decay and cavities
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  • obesity (excessive body fat) is common among school aged children
  • obesity is defined by having 20% more body fat than the people of your societal range
  • obesity affects roughly 25% of school aged children
  • being obese can seriously affect a child's emotional health
  • they would be less likely to be chosen for team sports or physical activities causing lack of self esteem
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