Profiles of Adolescents Who Are Not in Good Health

Research BriefFamiliesOct 1 2014

Health affects children’s immediate well-being and success, and it also has lifelong implications for educational, social, and economic success.i This brief uses data from the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) to describe adolescents who are in poor health and compare their personal, family, and neighborhood characteristics to those of healthier adolescents.