More Than 1.2 Million Adolescents Die Every Year, WHO Reports

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WHO reports the death of more than 1.2 million adolescents every year due to preventable causes.

-The latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that more than 3000 adolescents die every day, which sums to about 1.2 million adolescent deaths every year.

-It was observed that these deaths were commonly due to preventable causes that broadly included, road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections, and suicides.

-Some of the most common reasons for these frequent health concerns included physical inactivity, poor and unhealthy diet, and risky sexual health behaviors.

-As per the WHO 2015 report, more than two third of the deaths occurred in the low and middle-income countries in South East Asia and Africa.

Source: WHO Health Report 2017

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