Global childhood chronic illness

Nurs Adm Q. Jan-Mar 2004;28(1):60-6. doi: 10.1097/00006216-200401000-00013.

Abstract

Chronic illness of children has become a global concern. Although the etiology and types of chronic illness may differ from developing countries to developed countries, some aspects are universal. This article examines childhood chronic disease prevalence worldwide and describes strategies for detection, prevention, and intervention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Causality
  • Child
  • Child Health Services / organization & administration
  • Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Child Welfare*
  • Chronic Disease / epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease / therapy*
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Global Health*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Morbidity
  • Poverty
  • Prevalence
  • World Health Organization / organization & administration