3045.0 Adolescent Health and Physical Development

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session has a focus on research that addresses adolescent physical health and development. Presentation topics include gender and nutritional status in a developing country; malnutrition, gender and sexual maturation among adolescents in a developing country; health and education in the young adult transition; anemia among Indian adolescent females; sports participation and risk for unhealthy behaviors; and ethical issues in health services for undocumented, underage parenting adolescents.
Session Objectives: (1) Describe gender disparities in adolescent health and nutrition in the context of a developing country (2) Describe the nature and magnitude of the relationship between relative levels of health among adolescents and educational attainment in young adulthood. (3) Discuss the social and cultural issues that may explain why sports team participation has healthy lifestyle benefits for some groups, but not others
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA and Lauren Radano
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA

8:50 AM
Assessing prevalence of anemia among adolescent females in Jamkhed, India
Rachel Winer, MS II, Shobha Arole, MBBS, DCBHD, Premkumar Ramaswamy, PhD, Mark Woodward, MD and Natasha Anandaraja, MD
9:20 AM
A descriptive study of undernutrition, gender and sexual maturation among adolescents in Kilosa District, Tanzania
Lorraine Cordeiro, PhD, MPH, Parke Wilde, PhD, Ellen Pinderhughes, PhD and F. James Levinson, PhD
9:35 AM
Ethical Considerations in Health Service Delivery with Undocumented Underage Parenting Adolescents
Hypatia Ostojic, MPH, MSW, Alex Schwartz, PhD, Kate Grossman, MS, MA and Brigid Cabellon, BA

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)