The University of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital have been polling nationwide since 2007 to find the most prominent and serious concerns for children’s health. The new 2012 edition of this annual report was recently released.
National Poll on Children’s Health http://mottnpch.org
I was curious how the concerns have shifted over time, so plotted them on a graph.
You can see that over time, certain topics fade in or out, but that obesity and drug abuse are consistently among the top concerns.