MIDDLE-CHILDHOOD HEALTH CONERNS

Hearing, Vision, Teeth, and Obesity.

Concerns

  • Middle childhood is the healthiest period for children.
  • There are fewer sore throat, upper respiratory disease.
  • Middle ear infection during preschool years.
  • School age children are not illness free.

Obesity

  • Obesity is characterized by excessive body fat.
  • Obesity affects about 25% of school age children.
  • children obese will likely become obese adults.
  • Children obese can have serious emotional problems.
  • Factors that contribute to obesity-stress,death in the family.