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Demographic Paper

HCS 490/ Health Care Consumers- Trends and Marketing

Andrea D Hadden

October 15, 2012

Makala Pollard


In this summary there will be a review of what children suffer with chronic disease and the population that is affected the most. The rate for chronic disease in children has doubled over the past two decades. According to USA Today American Medical Association states that children between the age of 8 and 14 has had a long term health care problem at some point, such as obesity, asthma or a learning disability or other alignment studies have shown that many researcher have studied 5,100 children from 1988 to 2006 with common know Chronic disease . Even thought the percentage of children with a current chronic disease has risen 25% in 2000 to 2006 the percentage of children who have ever had a chronic illness has risen to 52% at the same time.

Identify the Population

HIVE/AIDS has always affected young children. Nevertheless, for various reasons, attention to children generally, and young children especially, has lagged behind. Young children are affected by HIVE/AIDS at various levels. The clearest distinction needs to be made between children who are affected with HIV themselves and those who are not. According to Sherr L (2005) Young children and HIV/AIDS: It is probably true to say that in societies where seroprevalence is high (most of sub-Saharan African for example) all children are affected by HIV/AIDS – the real question we must ask ourselves what is the level of degree these children are affected and what is the actual cause and effect, and how are we going to prevent this from going further then it will go. Now for quite some time we have a clear understanding that HIV/AIDS emerges within a context of poverty, illness and need. It is very beneficial and crucial that when we look at this problem we do not become overwhelmed with what is going on within this young population that it does not remove our in...