Adolescent Health in the Middle East and North Africa: Determinants and Distribution
Source of Publication
Global Perspectives on Health Geography
Adolescence is an important phase of growth characterized as the transition period from childhood into adulthood. The United Nations defines an adolescent as an individual between the ages of 10 and 19 years. Adolescents make up 16% of the world’s population (1.2 billion) (Bhutta et al. 2019). Adolescents are vulnerable to a myriad of factors that influence their growth and development (Patel et al. 2008). Changes in hormones, emotions, and behaviors characterize the accelerated development that adolescents undergo and influence their health (Currie et al. 2008). In addition, rapid development and changes that occur influence how an adolescent perceives the world around him or her. Moreover, individual physical and social development during adolescence influences one’s future health outcomes (Bhutta et al. 2019).
Springer International Publishing
Medicine and Health Sciences
Barakat, Caroline; Kenaan, Moatassem; Al Anouti, Fatme; and Dghaim, Rania, "Adolescent Health in the Middle East and North Africa: Determinants and Distribution" (2022). All Works. 5116.
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