Every year, the National Poll on Children’s Health gives a report of the top 10 children’s health concerns from the perspective of adults across the country. We’re excited to release our sixth annual top 10 report next week. Here’s a look back at some of the findings from the last five years.
Childhood obesity has been at the top of the list for the past four years, but in 2011 it was tied with drug abuse as the leading health concern for kids in the U.S. In fact, since the top 10 report began in 2007, the top three concerns for kids in the U.S. overall have been childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and tobacco use, although the rank of those
concerns in the top three has changed over the years.
If you have any guesses on what will top this year’s top 10 list, we’d love to hear from you! Will childhood obesity remain in the number one spot? Leave a comment and let us know what you think are the top child health issues for kids in your community!
Find out the top 10 health concerns for kids in the U.S. in our 2012 top 10 report that will be released early next week. Sign up for our mailing list to receive the report via e-mail as soon as it’s published.
- 2011 Top 10 Report: Drug abuse now equals childhood obesity as top health concern for kids
- 2010 Top 10 Report: Obesity, stress & teen pregnancy top child health problems — getting worse
- 2009 Top 10 Report: Public concern rising about childhood obesity
- 2008 Top 10 Report: Obesity tops list of biggest health problems for kids in 2008
- 2007 Top 10 Report: Smoking, drugs and obesity top public's list of health problems for children
Update: August 20, 2012
The National Poll on Children's Health 2012 Top 10 Report has now been released. Follow the link below to read the full report!