Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study

GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Adolescent Health Collaborators, Ali H Mokdad, Khurshid Alam

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The 22 countries of the East Mediterranean Region (EMR) have large populations of adolescents aged 10-24 years. These adolescents are central to assuring the health, development, and peace of this region. We described their health needs.

METHODS: Using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015), we report the leading causes of mortality and morbidity for adolescents in the EMR from 1990 to 2015. We also report the prevalence of key health risk behaviors and determinants.

RESULTS: Communicable diseases and the health consequences of natural disasters reduced substantially between 1990 and 2015. However, these gains have largely been offset by the health impacts of war and the emergence of non-communicable diseases (including mental health disorders), unintentional injury, and self-harm. Tobacco smoking and high body mass were common health risks amongst adolescents. Additionally, many EMR countries had high rates of adolescent pregnancy and unmet need for contraception.

CONCLUSIONS: Even with the return of peace and security, adolescents will have a persisting poor health profile that will pose a barrier to socioeconomic growth and development of the EMR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-96
JournalInternational Journal of Public Health
Volume63
Issue numberSupplement 1
Early online date3 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Health
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Disasters
Risk-Taking
Global Burden of Disease
Adolescent Health
Contraception
Growth and Development
Mental Disorders
Communicable Diseases
Mental Health
Smoking
Morbidity
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries

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GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Adolescent Health Collaborators, Mokdad, A. H., & Alam, K. (2018). Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health, 63(Supplement 1), 79-96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1003-4
GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Adolescent Health Collaborators ; Mokdad, Ali H ; Alam, Khurshid. / Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region : findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study. In: International Journal of Public Health. 2018 ; Vol. 63, No. Supplement 1. pp. 79-96.
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GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Adolescent Health Collaborators, Mokdad, AH & Alam, K 2018, 'Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study' International Journal of Public Health, vol. 63, no. Supplement 1, pp. 79-96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1003-4

Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region : findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study. / GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Adolescent Health Collaborators; Mokdad, Ali H; Alam, Khurshid.

In: International Journal of Public Health, Vol. 63, No. Supplement 1, 05.2018, p. 79-96.

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GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Adolescent Health Collaborators, Mokdad AH, Alam K. Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study. International Journal of Public Health. 2018 May;63(Supplement 1):79-96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1003-4