Vol. 22 - Num. 87
Evidence based Pediatrics
M.ª Jesús Esparza Olcinaa, Sergio Flores Villarb
aPediatra. Madrid. España.
bÁrea de Hospitalización Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Fundación Mútua Terrassa. Barcelona. España.
Correspondence: MJ Esparza. E-mail: email@example.com
Reference of this article: Esparza Olcina MJ, Flores Villar S. The greater the child poverty, the worse physical and mental health. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:323-5.
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Authors’ conclusions: the situation of chronic poverty in childhood affects 1 in 5 children in the United Kingdom. Exposure to poverty at an early age is related to a worse physical and mental health situation.
Reviewers’ conclusions: in a cohort of 10 652 children under the age of 14 recruited between 2000 and 2022 in the United Kingdom, called the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), those exposed to poverty showed a higher risk of mental health problems, obesity and chronic diseases.
Keywords● Child health parameters ● Child mental health ● Child poverty ● Childhood obesity
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