These Are The 10 Biggest Health Concerns For Children In Michigan
Being a parent is very rewarding, but it can also be stressful worrying about your child.
The University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital just released a new national poll that shows parents’ biggest health concerns for their children.
These Are The 2023 Top 10 Child Health Concerns for Parents
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents to rate their level of concern about a variety of health topics.
Parents rated each topic as a big problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem for children and teens in the United States.
The leading concerns rated by parents as a big problem for children and teens are presented below.
Overuse of devices/screen time (67%)
Social media (66%)
Internet safety (62%)
Unhealthy diet (52%)
Costs of healthcare/health insurance (50%)
School violence (49%)
It's tough to see polls like this, but it's also helpful for us as a community to address these issues head-on and make a difference for all of the children in Michigan.
You can read more about the poll here.
If you're a parent I'd love to hear what your biggest concerns are, share them with me.