A study of health status among school going adolescents in South India

In human growth and maturation, adolescence period is significant. In India, 21.4 percent population is adolescents (10-19 years) which accounts for one fifth of the total population. For maintaining good health in adult, it is very important to achieve optimum growth during adolescent age. The present study was carried out with the objective to assess health status and morbidity pattern among school going adolescents in urban area of South India.