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Health and Wellbeing of India's Young People : Challenges and Prospects

Author: Shalini Bharat; Geeta Sethi
Publisher: Singapore : Springer, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume fills a major gap in the evidence base on adolescents and youth in India by bringing together research, policy critiques and programme analyses in an intersectoral and multidisciplinary way. With about 373 million persons between the ages of 10 and 24 years, India has the largest number of young people of any country in the world. While this large cohort presents an excellent opportunity to reap a rich  Read more...
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Bharat, Shalini
Health and Wellbeing of India's Young People : Challenges and Prospects
Singapore : Springer,c2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shalini Bharat; Geeta Sethi
ISBN: 9789811365935 9811365938
OCLC Number: 1103218334
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
3.4 Recommendations for Future Course of Action
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 195 pages) ; illustrations
Contents: Intro; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Editors and Contributors; Editors; Contributors; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; Chapter 1: Adolescents and Youth: Setting the Context; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Adolescence: The Phase of Growth and Transition; 1.3 Youth: The Phase of Intimacy and Identity; 1.4 The Need to Focus on Adolescents and Youth in India; 1.4.1 Demographic Significance; 1.4.2 Demographic Dividend; 1.4.3 Domain of Health and Fitness; 1.4.4 Diversity and Heterogeneity; 1.5 Adolescence and Young Adults: The Present Scenario and the Gaps 1.5.1 Rural-Urban Gap1.5.2 Education/Training Gap; 1.5.3 Gender Gap; 1.6 Investing in Young People; 1.6.1 Benefits of Investing in Young People; 1.6.2 The Importance of Laws and Policies; References; Chapter 2: Adolescent and Youth Nutrition in India; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Prevalence; 2.2.1 The Prevalence of Underweight Among Adolescents and Youth in India; 2.2.2 Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adolescents and Youth; 2.2.3 Prevalence of Micronutrient Deficiencies; 2.2.3.1 Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD); 2.2.3.2 Iron Deficiency; 2.2.3.3 Zinc Deficiency 2.2.3.4 Vitamin D and Calcium Deficiency2.2.4 Prevalence of Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies; 2.2.5 Prevalence of Physical Activity; 2.2.6 Gaps in Research and Data; 2.3 Government Policies and Programmes; 2.3.1 National Nutrition Policy; 2.3.2 The Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS); 2.3.3 Midday Meal (MDM) Scheme; 2.3.4 Public Distribution System; 2.3.5 Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK): National Adolescent Health Programme; 2.4 Programmes to Address Micronutrient Deficiencies; 2.4.1 Iron Deficiency/Anaemia; 2.4.2 Iodine Deficiency; 2.4.3 Other Micronutrients 2.4.4 Gaps in Research and Data2.5 Vulnerable Adolescents and Youth; 2.6 Factors Affecting Food Intake; 2.7 Knowledge, Awareness and Media Influences; 2.8 Recommendations; 2.8.1 Policy Level; 2.8.2 Programmatic; 2.8.3 Community and Media-based approaches; References; Chapter 3: Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in India: Status and Needs; 3.1 The Indian Context; 3.2 Methods; 3.3 Status of Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in India; 3.3.1 National-Level Data on Prevalence of Psychological Disorders Among Adolescents in India; 3.3.2 Review of Epidemiological Studies 3.3.2.1 Sampling Across the Studies3.3.2.2 Age of Respondents; 3.3.2.3 Data Collection Procedures; 3.3.2.4 Prevalence of Different Psychological Disorders; 3.3.2.5 Gender and Prevalence of Psychological Disorders; 3.3.2.6 Prevalence of Psychological Disorders Across Urban and Rural Settings; 3.3.2.7 Role of Socio-economic Factors in Prevalence of Psychological Disorders; 3.3.2.8 Mental Health of School-Going Adolescents; 3.3.3 Risk and Protective Factors; 3.3.4 Cross-Cutting Issues: Treatment Gap, Stigma and Discrimination, Social Vulnerabilities
Responsibility: Shalini Bharat, Geeta Sethi, editors.

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