Navigation Links
Childhood Aggression May Predict Health Woes in Adulthood
Date:11/14/2011

MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Aggression in childhood is associated with poorer health in adulthood and should be recognized as a health risk, a new study says.

Researchers tracked more than 3,900 people in the Canadian province of Quebec who were in first, fourth and seventh grades in the years 1976 to 1978 and received health care between 1992 and 2006.

The results showed that childhood aggression was linked with an 8.1 percent increase in medical visits, a 10.7 percent increase in injuries, 6.2 percent more visits to specialists, 12.4 percent more visits to emergency departments, and a 44.2 percent increase in lifestyle-related health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and alcohol dependence.

They also found that childhood aggression in girls led to higher use of gynecologic services when they were young women, ageD 18 to 23.

The study was published Nov. 14 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

"Childhood aggression directly and positively predicted overall use of health services in adulthood for the participants of this study, as well as the number of visits they made to specialists, emergency departments and dentists, the number of times they were admitted to hospital, and the number of medical visits they made due to lifestyle-related illnesses and injuries," Dr. Caroline Temcheff of the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec and colleagues said in a journal news release. "These associations were seen even when controlling for the effects of sex, education and neighborhood poverty."

On the other hand, childhood "likeability" was associated with lower use of health services.

"Our results confirm that there are specific behavioral characteristics, identifiable in childhood, that can have enduring consequences to physical health and can predict increased use of health services in adulthood," the researchers wrote. "Childhood aggression should be considered a health risk when designing interventions to improve public health, particularly those targeting children and families."

"Addressing problematic childhood behavior and teaching appropriate ways of interacting, self-care and coping strategies to vulnerable children will probably require early preventive intervention to mitigate long-term risks to health," they concluded.

Writing in an accompanying editorial, Dr. Sarah Stewart-Brown, of the University of Warwick, in England, hypothesized that childhood aggression is a response to a stressful environment. While school programs designed to improve social and emotional skills are important, she said programs on better parenting could bring about the most change.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about children and aggressive behavior.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association Journal, news release, Nov. 9, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. NASBE Supports First Lady Michelle Obama in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
2. Childhood obesity: Its not the amount of TV, its the number of junk food commercials
3. Planting Seeds to Fight Childhood Obesity
4. PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell Released the Following Statement on First Lady Michelle Obamas Childhood Obesity Initiative
5. AMA Joins First Lady in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
6. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
7. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
8. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
9. New therapeutic target for most common solid cancer in childhood?
10. High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province
11. International study confirms doubling of childhood leukemia rates in southern Iraq
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Childhood Aggression May Predict Health Woes in Adulthood
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... , ... 21 Middle East and South Asia Leaders Selected as Eisenhower Fellows ... and civil society in 11 countries across the Middle East and South Asia to ... exchange of knowledge and ideas with the leading minds in their fields. , ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... , ... June 23, 2017 , ... PureLife Dental is ... amalgam separator supplier for CDA members. As part of the amalgam separator endorsement, all ... $99, saving more than $400 off the retail value. This partnership between PureLife and ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... the award winning series, which is slated to air fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer ... Christian D.A. Hansen, a Danish pharmacist, founded Chr. Hansen in Denmark in 1874 ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Katyl Agency, a ... families and business owners in and around Lackawanna County, is joining Meals On ... the area. , Meals on Wheels of NEPA provides hand-delivered and nutritious meals ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... All-Star Insurance, a family managed ... clients throughout eastern Texas, is announcing the launch of a new charity drive to ... statistics in the United States reveal that an estimated 252, 710 new cases of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/9/2017)... ALTO, Calif. , June 9, 2017 ... device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale and ... the market on the progress of its commercial roll-out ... is now available in more than one hundred (100) ... AeroForm offers a needle-free alternative for ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... , June 8, 2017  Less than a ... hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, in ... heralded as one of the largest online extortion attempts ... the healthcare market, it is imperative that providers understand ... their data from this — and many other very ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... 8, 2017  StatLab Medical Products ("StatLab" ... manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic ... & Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), a ... growth-focused investment in the Company. Cressey & ... from selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: