Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2010


Editor: Joav Merrick (Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel, and others)

Series: Health and Human Development

The early years in the life of a child are critical for cognitive, social and emotional development. It is therefore important that we make sure that children grow up in an environment where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Children who grow up in an environment where their developmental needs are not met are at risk for compromised health, well-being and sometimes developmental delays. Society must therefore work to ensure that children develop in safe, loving and secure environments. This yearbook compiles the work done in 2010 with a broad research agenda on a global basis, addressing questions ranging from policy to practice, and spanning the developmental spectrum from human genetics, infancy and early childhood, to adolescence and adulthood.

Table of Contents

Introduction pp. i-xv
(Joav Merrick)


Chapter 1. Canadian homeless women. Gaps in the research agenda
(Solina Richter and Jean Chaw-Kant) pp.3-14

Chapter 2. Global child malnutrition and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
(Daniel Schwekendiek) pp.15-32

Chapter 3. The necessity of breastfeeding for the prevention of bone and joint diseases during childhood
(Angelos Kaspiris, Theodoros B Grivas, Chrisi Zaphiropoulou, Elias Vasiliadis and Olga Savvidou)pp.33-44

Chapter 4. An evaluation of a community-based learning program designed for medical undergraduates in Sri Lanka
(Bilesha Perera, Sujeewa Amarasena, Champa Wijesinghe, Ananda Wijayasiri, Nayana Fernando, Saman Jayasinghe and Asanka Kapilaratne) pp.45-52

Chapter 5. Knowledge of and attitudes toward smoking, smoking patterns and perceived stress in Sri Lankan undergraduates
(Bilesha Perera, Mohammad R Torabi, Chandramali Jayawardana and Ramani Perera)pp.53-62

Chapter 6. Does a health education program for 5-8 year old children improve physical activity and fitness indices?
(Emmanouil A Smpokos, Manolis Linardakis, Manolis Kogevinas and Anthony G Kafatos)pp.63-76

Chapter 7. Factors affecting visual-motor coordination deficit among children residing near a petrochemical industrial estate
(Piraya Aungudornpukdee and Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan)pp.77-86

Chapter 8. Early childhood lead exposure and exceptionality designations for students
(Marie Lynn Miranda, Pamela Maxson and Dohyeong Kim)pp.87-96

Chapter 9. A pilot study of exposures to endocrine-disrupting compounds in pregnant women and children from the United Kingdom
(Adrianne Holmes, Mildred Maisonet, Carol Rubin, Stephanie Kieszak, Dana B Barr, Antonia M Calafat, Andreas Sjodin, Richard W Jones, Jean Golding, Dana Flanders, Michael A McGeehin and Michele Marcus)pp.97-104

Chapter 10. “When will they ever learn?” The Indian experience of universal immunisation program
(Nilanjan Patra)pp.105-130

Chapter 11. Alertness observations in children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities
(Vera Munde and Carla Vlaskamp)pp.131-144

Chapter 12. Analysis of newspaper journalists’ portrayal of the homeless and homelessness in Alberta, Canada
(Solina Richter, Kathy KovacsBurns and Jean Chaw-Kant)pp.145-160

Chapter 13. A genetic study of six typical families of the sickle cell disease in India
(Ranbir S Balgir)pp.161-174


Chapter 14. Cervical cancer surveillance in women with learning disabilities
(Sheena G Sullivan, Daniel Satgé and Diane S Willis)pp.177-186

Chapter 15. A review of neoplasms in persons with intellectual disability related to inherited metabolic disorders.
(Daniel Satgé and Pascale De Lonlay)pp.187-196

Chapter 16. From intellectual disability to tumour susceptibility in neurofibromatosis type I patients
(Hilde Brems and Eric Legius)pp.197-208

Chapter 17. Oral cancers are rare in Down syndrome – lack of risk factors or genetic protection?
(Martine Hennequin, Denise Faulks, Bénédicte de Fréminville and Manuella Delage-Corre) pp.209-216

Chapter 18. Anesthesia in children with intellectual disability
(Fatis Altintas, MD and Ozlem S Cakmakkaya)pp.217-230

Chapter 19. Cancer and people with intellectual disabilities. User participation is important when creating adapted cancer information material
(Stine Skorpen, Frode K Larsen and Torhild Holthe)pp.231-238

Chapter 20. Thinking about death and what it means: The perspectives of people with intellectual disability
(Stuart Todd and Sue Read)pp.239-248

Chapter 21. Cancer deaths in people with moderate to profound intellectual disabilities: The Leicestershire experience 1993-2006
(Reza Kiani, Freya Tyrer, Abdul Shaikh and Daniel Satgé)pp.249-256

Chapter 22. Cancer mortality in residential care centers for persons with intellectual disability in Israel 1991-2005
(Daniel Satgé, Efrat Merrick-Kenig, Isack Kandel, Mohammed Morad and Joav Merrick)pp.257-264

Chapter 23. Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma and intellectual disability in a child with constitutional subtelomeric 13q deletion and 15q trisomy
(Cécile Vérité, Daniel Satgé, Anne Rullier, Laurence Taine, Robert Saura, Caroline Rooryck, Benoît Arveiler, Yves Perel and Didier Lacombe)pp.265-272

Chapter 24. Ovarian dysgerminoma and Down syndrome
(Pauline Girard, Christian Piolat, Chantal Durand, Dominique Pasquier, Philippe Garnier, Dominique Plantaz and Kelly Dilworth)pp.273-278

Chapter 25. Osteosarcoma in a patient with Rett syndrome
(Etienne Darrieux, Marie-Noëlle Loiseau, Reza Kiani, Victoria Dawson and Frédéric Millot)pp.279-284

Chapter 26. Myelodysplastic syndrome in a patient with Williams-Beuren syndrome: Challenges and review of the literature
(Aurélia Nguyen, Stéphanie Drillon, Nadine Cojean, Stéphane Ducassou, Natacha Entz Werle and Patrick Lutz)pp.285-292


Chapter 27. Models of neuropsychological assessment and the analysis of everyday life difficulties: Evidence from executive functions
(Teresa M Sgaramella, PhD and Salvatore S Soresi)pp.295-312

Chapter 28. Hospitalization and suicide
(Janaki Nimmagadda, Azra Farooqui, Farooq Mohyuddin and Teodor T Postolache) pp.313-326

Chapter 29. Vitamin D levels and suicide risk factors
(Helen A Smith, Muhammad M Tariq, Baharak Khabazghazvini, Dipika Vaswani and Teodor T Postolache)pp.327-344

Chapter 30. Indoleamine Deoxygenase: Interfacing bewteen the Immune System, Parasites of Allergens and Brain Functions
(Paula Strassle, Dietmar Fuchs, Manana Lapidus, Aamar Sleemi, Johanna B Cabassa and Teodor T Postolache)pp.345-364

Chapter 31. Evidence-based life expectancy and the physician
(Christopher S Delaney and Robert Shavelle)pp.365-374

Chapter 32. The contribution of temperament and intellectual functioning to social behaviour in children
(Efrat Zion and Vickii B Jenvey)pp.375-392

Chapter 33. The effects of gender on physical and psychological well-being and life satisfaction among an adult population
(Bruce D Kirkcaldy, Adrian F Furnham and Rainer G Siefen)pp.393-410

Chapter 34. Clinical and hematological profile of hemoglobin D disease in seven Sindhi families of Jabalpur town in Central India
(Ranbir S Balgir) pp.411-420

Chapter 35. Waist circumference and waist-to-height percentiles for the youth of Crete, Greece
(Manolis Linardakis, Katerina Sarri, George Bertsias, Angeliki Papadaki and Anthony Kafatos)pp.421-436

Chapter 36. Management and outcomes of external auditory canal foreign body
(Ayaz Rehman, Mohd Ashraf, Shafqat Islam, Mymoona Akhter, Riyaz A Malla and M Lateef Chisti)pp.437-444

Chapter 37. National survey 2006 on medical services for persons with intellectual disability in residential care in Israel
(Joav Merrick, Isack Kandel, Shoshana Aspler, Brian Seth Fuchs and Mohammed Morad)pp.445-454


Chapter 38. Pubertal development in girls: Disparities by race and environmental exposures
(Krista Yorita Christensen, Mildred Maisonet and Michele Marcus)pp.457-470

Chapter 39. Development of a measure of preconception pregnancy readiness
(Laura MD Gaydos, Michael R Kramer and Carol J Rowland Hogue) pp.471-482

Chapter 40. A media reflection phase II: Implementation and evaluation of a media intervention combating mass media’s influence on the cycle of disadvantage and disability
(Rasaan Jones) pp.483-500

Chapter 41. Breaking the cycle of maternal depression: An initiative to improve children’s environmental health
(Emily Modlin and Pamela Maxson)pp.501-510

Chapter 42. Co-occurrence of depression and addiction: An analysis of prevalence and strategies to target such populations
(Faresa Zarreen) pp.511-520

Chapter 43. A mixed-methods assessment of health care service access and delivery to youth with special health care needs attending exceptional student education schools in Duval County, Florida
(Farheen Akbar, Jeffrey Alan Aenlle, Katryne Lukens-Bull, Allyson Hall and David Wood)pp.521-538

Chapter 44. Demographic predictors of organic food purchase among university students
(Kati C Keebaugh, Cam Escoffery, Chensheng Lu and Michele Marcus)pp.539-560

About the editor pp.561-562

About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pp.563-566

Index pp.567-605

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