Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mental, Physical and Economic Health of B.C. Youngsters "Quite Good": Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mental, Physical and Economic Health of B.C. Youngsters "Quite Good": Report

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New report highlights health of B.C. children

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VICTORIA - British Columbia's provincial health officer has taken a comprehensive look at the health and well-being of the almost one million children and youth in the province in a report that is the first of its kind in Canada.

Dr. Perry Kendall says the report focuses on five broad issues composed of 51 indicators considered key to the healthy development of children from birth weights and immunizations, to self-esteem and substance-use issues.

The topics cover physical, economic, mental and emotional well-being of youth, and examine social relationships and cognitive development, such as information processing, language acquisition and other aspects of brain maturation. …

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