Health Concerns in Middle Childhood

Abby Transue

Health Concerns

One of the healthiest periods for children in Middle Childhood. The Development of the immune systems offers protection to the child.

chronic illnesses may become noticeable in Middle childhood

These illnesses include, asthma, diabetes, and problems such as eyes sight and acne.

Obesity

  • becoming a common problem among school aged children
  • child is obese if weight is 20% above average
  • affects 25% of school aged children
  • can be inherited/ influenced by parents
  • physical inactivity can play a factor
  • may develop problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease when older
  • can affect emotional state as well as social.
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