Pediatrics and Adolescent Health: Recent International Research



Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: HEA046000; MED069000

About one in four youths used a tobacco product during the past 30 days. By school level, this is approximately three in ten high school students and one in eight middle school students. Since 2014, e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youths. It is reasonable to assume that many young smokers are practicing this habit while with friends or at parties, exposing their friends and peers to hazardous passive smoking, which is also the case for smaller children exposed to their parental smoking. Smoking is just one important public health issue in childhood and adolescence, but there are many other issues in this period of our development. In this book we have gathered some recent research on children and youth from various places around the world on many topics, not just limited to smoking, which we hope will be of interest to the reader.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Smoking and Other Issues in Childhood and Adolescence
(Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad – Department of Pediatrics, Mt Scopus Campus, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, et al.)

Section I. Child Health Issues

Chapter 2. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Child Health Insurance Coverage
(Kandice Lacci, Katelin Beals, Melissa Knutsen, Ryan Scales and Larissa R Brunner Huber – University of North Carolina at Charlotte, College of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health Sciences, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America)

Chapter 3. FIFA, Body Composition and Physical Fitness among Obese Children
(Nur Azis Rohmansyah and Ashira Hiruntrakul – Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Graduate School, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, et al.)

Chapter 4. Care Pathways and Out of Pocket Expenditure Among Children with Tuberculosis Attending a Tertiary Health Care Facility
(Kamya Rangarajan, Jeby Jose Olickal, Revathi Ulaganeethi, Palanivel Chinnakali, Shanthosh Priyan Sundaram and Niranjan Biswal – Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. Undernutrition and its Determinants among Indigenous Thami Children under Five in the Dolakha District of Nepal
(Keshav Dahal and Montakarn Chuemchit – College of Public Health Sciences and Health and Social Sciences and Addiction Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University, Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand)

Chapter 6. What are Hong Kong Chinese Parents’ Perceptions of Materialism and Egocentrism in Their Children?
(Daniel TL Shek, Lu Yu, Tak Yan Lee, Rachel CF Sun and Moon YM Law – Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PR China, et al.)

Chapter 7. Housing Risk Factors Associated with Diarrhea and Pneumonia Among Children Residing in an Urban Slum in Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria
(Joy Nkeiruka Ozughalu – Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria)

Chapter 8. Youth Mental Health Services in Qatar
(Livia Gilstrap, Muhammad Waqar Azeem, Nehdia Hashemi and Ahsan Nazeer – Clinical Psychology, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, et al.)

Section II. Adolescent Health

Chapter 9. Perceived Achievement of Subject Learning Outcomes, Pedagogical Strategy, Facilitating Skills and Academic Performance of University Engineering Students
(Rodney Wai-Chi Chu, Alex Ying-yin Wong, Ming-yin Chan and Daniel TL Shek – Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PR China, et al.)

Chapter 10. Gender Of Baby and Postpartum Depression Among Adolescent Mothers in Central Java, Indonesia
(Wulan Rahmadhani and Wongsa Laohasiriwong – Doctor of Public Health Program, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, et al.)

Chapter 11. The Association Between Self-Regulation and Violent Propensities Among Saudi Girls
(Uhuud Alassaf – Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education, Howard University, Washington DC, USA)

Chapter 12. Factors Associated with Sexual Engagement Among Adolescents in Sarawak, East Malaysia
(Cheah Whye Lian, Halimah Awang, Chang Ching Thon, Low Wah Yun, Tong Wen Ting, Dev Nath Kaushal and Hamizah Mohd Hassan – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, et al.)

Chapter 13. Effect Of Peer and Parent-Led Educational Intervention on HIV Knowledge and Attitude of In-School Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria
(Olanrewaju Motunrayo Funmilayo and Elebiju Oluwatoyin Juliana – Department of Public and Allied Health, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria)

Chapter 14. Self-Esteem And Assertiveness as Predictors of Intentions to Practice Safe Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Oyo State
(Catherine O Agbede and Ololade O Ogunsanmi – Department of Public Health, School of Public and Allied Health, Babcock University, Nigeria)

Chapter 15. Effect Of Nutrition Education and Mobile Text Messages on Undergraduates’ Eating Practices and Perception of Risk in Oyo State, Nigeria
(Olasumbo Bilikisu Kukoyi and Ademola Mufutau Amosu – Department of Public Health, School of Public and Allied Health, Babcock University, Nigeria)

Chapter 16. The Consumption of Milk, Vegetables and Fruits, Fish, Wholemeal Bread and Fast Food Meals Among 15-Year-Old Teenagers Depending on the BMI Value
(Wioletta Waksmańska, Rafał Bobiński, Renata Łukasik and Anna Pielesz – Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Materials, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Bielsko-Biala, Bielsko-Biala, Poland)

Chapter 17. The Role of General Practitioners in Re-Building Whole Person Wellness of University Students During Protests in Hong Kong: A Case Study
(Sze Mon Lo, Ho Cheong Wong, Mei Ho So, Birgit Bunzel Linder, Wai Chi Chu, and Daniel TL Shek – University Health Services, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, et al.)

Section III. Acknowledgements

About the Editors

About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Section IV: Index


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