PP10Preschool.ppt

PP10Preschool.ppt - Poverty,Mortality,and Morbidity 20% of...

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Poverty, Mortality, and  Morbidity 20% of U.S. children under 6 live in poverty, the highest rate in the developed world 0 Poverty is associated with higher Mortality Morbidity (including emotional and behavioral disorders) 0 Mortality rates for preschool children in the U.S. have steadily declined since 1900 due to public health initiatives, primarily infectious disease control 0 Rates are stilly higher than those of other Western countries, primarily due to injuries
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Most Common Reasons for  Doctor Visits in Preschool  Children Infectious diseases Ear infection Tonsillitis Mononucleosis Diarrhea or colic Bladder or urinary tract infection 0 Congenital conditions 0 Developmental disabilities Mental retardation Sensory impairments (blindness, deafness) Neuromuscular disorders (muscular dystrophy) Learning disabilities Epilepsy Autism 0 Mental illness (22% of 3 year olds) Behavior issues Toileting issues Eating issues Sleep problems 0 Injuries
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