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Child health in the UK and Europe

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Second edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199547500
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720123 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.001
Child health in the UK and Europe

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This chapter describes the landscape of child health in the UK and Europe, focusing on the measurement of health and disease, and important child health problems. The reduction in mortality and morbidity from infectious disease has been replaced by the ‘morbidities of modern living’, which affect the children of most developed countries. Particular areas of concern include a rise in mental ill health and developmental disorders, injury, obesity, and the health effects of poverty. These represent some of the principal challenges facing child public health professionals at the beginning of the 21st century.

Keywords: child health; UK; Europe; health services; public health; health problems

Chapter.  5152 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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