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2010 Adolescent Health Brief

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The Health Policy program has released a new brief presenting results from the 2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey (IHHS). The Adolescent Health in Iowa brief provides statewide results about a sample of issues related to the health of adolescents ages 10-17 years in Iowa. The IHHS is a comprehensive, statewide effort to evaluate the health status, access to health care, and social environment of children of children and families in Iowa.

The 2010 survey, the third HHS since 2000, was conducted in the fall of 2010 through spring of 2011. Iowa families were asked over 165 questions regarding a randomly-selected child in the household about the following topic areas: functional health status; insurance coverage; access/need; medical home; prescription medication; dental care; behavioral and emotional health care; child behavioral and emotional health; early childhood; child care; school; social determinants of health; nutrition; physical activity; parent health status/family health; substance use and gambling; and demographics.