Health of adolescents in Viet Nam

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Abstract

Viet Nam has mainly mountainous and hilly regions. Fully 39% of the Vietnamese population lives on the Red River Delta in the north and the Mekong Delta in the south, two of the largest low flat deltas which cover 13%of the total land area. With a population density of 259 people per km², Viet Nam is one of the most densely populated countries in the Region,third after Singapore and the Philippines. The population density in the capital, Hanoi, is 1926 people per km² and it is 3399 people per km² in Ho Chi Minh City.Although Viet Nam’s health indices have improved substantially in recent years, the country now faces new health problems such as avian influenza. Viet Nam also has to reduce its burden from road accidents, HIV/AIDS, noncommunicable diseases such as tobacco-related diseases, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, which are on the rise.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Health Organization
Commissioning bodyWHO - WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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