Most are healthy, but there is still substantial premature death, illness, and injury among adolescents. Illnesses can hinder their ability to grow.
Globally, the leading causes of death among adolescents are road injury, HIV, of the years of healthy life lost due to ill health, disability or premature death.
Even in apparently healthy adolescents, signs of inflammation may portend premature death in adulthood.
America lost children and teens in -- 60 percent of them to It's the first time all causes of child and adolescent death have been tallied by She recalls learning about the early warning signs and diagnostic steps.
In the US, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among children and adolescents ages , and the 3rd leading cause of death among 12 year olds.