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Intro to public health
Heather Harmon
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by rh389814 on Saturday March 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Public health 2000 at Ohio University taught by Heather Harmon in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Intro to public health in Public Health at Ohio University.


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Date Created: 03/19/16
Chapter 8 Notes: Adolescents, young adults, & adults Adolescents & Young Adults:  Adolescents & young adults: people age 15­24 {puberty to maturity}  Number of adolescents & YA {young adults} escalated in 1979 due to baby  boomers, then decreased again. Approx. 14% of population  Number of kids under 18 living in a single parent house is rising, many kids  affected {sometimes psychologically} in the long run when living in a single parent household.  Labor force has remained mostly constant over the years  Decrease in mortality rates {advanced medications and vaccines}  Male mortality rate higher than women  Leading cause of death in adolescents & YA is unintentional injuries {car  accidents for example}  Suicide third leading cause of death in adolescents and YA, second leading  cause in white adolescent/YA males  Infectious diseases are big cause of adolescent/YA morbidity  o STDs also major morbidity risk  Time of trial and experimentation of new things in this time of life o Alcohol, drugs, sexual behaviors, physical activity, weight, etc. Adults:  Age 25­64 years old, life expectancy around 75­80 years. o Leading causes of death until mid­30s: unintentional injuries, cancer,  heart disease, suicide, homicide, and HIV o Age 35­45 leading cause is non­communicable diseases   To reduce morbidity, stop smoking, it is 30% responsible for deaths in US,  maintain appropriate body weight, etc.


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