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Demographic and epidemiological transitions

Video explaining epidemiological and demographic transitions and how they relate to adolescent health.

How many adolescents are there across the world? How has the health of this group changed over time? Here we describe demographic and epidemiological transitions and how they relate to adolescent health.

The importance of adolescent health has been increasing over the past decade. Currently the top five global causes of death in adolescents are:

  • Road Injury
  • HIV
  • Self-harm
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • Interpersonal violence

In the next step we’ll consider the impact of these health problems, otherwise known as the burden of disease, specifically relating to adolescents.

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