Running head: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Child and Adolescent Health
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
The health indicators among the children are categorized into core indicators and optional
indicators. The first one is maternal mortality ratio which is defined as the number of deaths per
100,000 births in a year. A high number indicates that there are health complications during
delivery, whereas a lower number is a clear indication of an improvement in the pediatric sector.
Secondly, under five years, child mortality health indicator, with the proportion of the newborn
deaths. It is the ratio of deaths per 1000 live births. Lastly, there is development abnormality
which is the percentage representation of children with a deviation of height-for-age based on the
Adolescent health indicators are categorized into four primary categories. These
indicators include the Mortality rate indicator, which is determined by the number of deaths of
adolescents in a given time, usually one year per 100,000 adolescents as a result of different
causes such as HIV. The second one is Morbidity which is the value presentation of disease
among the adolescent. The morbidity rates among adolescents can be generalized as the
depression caused to the adolescents who are living with HIV, among others. Additionall...
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