Health Care of the Adolescent

  • M. Rosa Solorio
  • Nancy G. Stevens


Adolescents are the only age group in the United States whose health status has not improved over the past 30 years.1 In fact, 15- to 24-year-olds were the only age group in which mortality showed a marked increase between 1960 and 1980.2


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  • Nancy G. Stevens

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