Evidence based Pediatrics
The greater the child poverty, the worse physical and mental health
Reference of this article.:
Esparza Olcina MJ, Flores Villar S. A mayor pobreza infantil, peor salud física y mental. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:323-5.
Published in Internet: 16/09/2020
Authors’ conclusions: the situation of chronic poverty in childhood affects 1 in 5 children in the United Kingdom. Exposure to poverty at an early age is related to a worse physical and mental health situation.
Reviewers’ conclusions: in a cohort of 10 652 children under the age of 14 recruited between 2000 and 2022 in the United Kingdom, called the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), those exposed to poverty showed a higher risk of mental health problems, obesity and chronic diseases.
Keywords: Child mental health. Child poverty. Child health parameters. Childhood obesity.
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