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The 2010 IHHS - Adolescent Health in Iowa Brief

Willard, J.C.; Damiano, P.C.; Park, K.
09/2012

Abstract

The Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey (IHHS) is a collaborative effort of the Iowa Department of Public Health, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, and the Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics to study the health and well being of children and families in the state. In the 2010 IHHS, 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. This policy brief provides statewide results about a sample of issues related to the health of adolescents ages 10-17 years in Iowa, and that of their parents. Many noteworthy statistics can also be found in the tables accompanying this report.