China spans a wide expanse with large variations in health status between the more developed coastal areas and the growing central and western regions. The risk of natural disaster in less-developed regions is also five times higher than the national average. Some key adolescent health issues that China is concerned with include sex and reproductive health education, an increasing trend towards being overweight in certain parts of the country, psychological problems faced by adolescents and a high suicide rate, with women in the 15–24 year old age group being particularly vulnerable.
|Publisher||World Health Organization|
|Commissioning body||WHO - WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2014|