Survey examines why many teens miss out on annual checkups

04/17/2013 | PhysBizTech

A survey of more than 2,000 teenagers, parents and health care providers showed that 1 in 5 adolescents and 1 in 4 parents of teenagers believe that most teenage lifestyle choices won't affect future health. Nearly 40% of teens don't like talking to providers, while 50% get health information from the Internet. The survey seeks to understand why nearly one-third of American teenagers skip out on yearly checkups based on data from the HHS and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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