This paper reviews findings on sex differences in health among children and adolescents, concentrating particularly on the ages 7-15 years.
The overall picture is of a gradual emergence of excess morbidity in females over this life stage.
In respect of overall levels of chronic illness, higher male rates in childhood are replaced by higher female rates which emerge in early-mid adolescence.
This pattern is also seen in an examination of the rates of two common childhood conditions, asthma and migraine/headaches.
An excess of psychological disturbance (largely neurotic disorders) among females emerges in early-mid adolescence, in comparison with younger ages where males predominate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Enfant, Adolescent, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Bien être psychologique, Utilisation, Service santé, Grande Bretagne, Article synthèse, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Child, Adolescent, Epidemiology, Sex, Psychological well being, Use, Health service, Great Britain, Review, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
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Cote : 95-0041705
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.