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Health Problems of College Students Similar problems regardless of the size of the school Students experience higher rates of: morbidity (incidence of disease) disability mortality (death) Interrelated developmental, environmental & behavioral risk factors
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Acute Medical Problems Musculoskeletal conditions Trauma Infections Mononucleosis (mono) Varicella (chickenpox) Genitourinary (bladder, kidney) STI’s Appendicitis, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, toxic shock syndrome
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Chronic Medical Problems Asthma--major cause of absenteeism Diabetes Hypertension (high blood pressure) Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) may be detected through routine screenings
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Life-threatening Infections and Illnesses Meningococcal meningitis Rubeola (measles) Tuberculosis Cancer lymphomas -- most common Hodgkin’s disease bone tumors genital tumors leukemia -- #1 cause of death from cancer in 15 - 24 age group
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Factors Affecting Students Seeking Health Care Classes -- may wait to seek medical care when it doesn’t interfere with their schedule delay treatment of acute infections, then request immediate care important to have drop-in clinic Insurance -- may be uninsured or underinsured may be covered under parents’ HMO, which doesn’t cover services from afar
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Changes in Health Problems Over the Years New STIs (viral) which have no cure Hepatitis B (HBV) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) Focus on spread of infection, treating symptoms In 2005, 976,445 cases of genital Chlamydia trachomatis; 332.5 cases per 100,000- 496.5 cases per 100,000 females; 161.1 cases per 100,000 males (screening a factor) Eating Disorders Estimated that as many as 30% of female undergrads have enough symptoms to be diagnosed with disordered eating (DSM IV)
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