Behavioral factors in children’s health, 45

adaptation in development, 54–55

behavior as health outcome and, 57, 128–129

cognitive factors, 54, 55–56, 126–127

conceptual model of health, 3–4, 38–49, 40–43

current data sources, 125–127

early programming concept, 53

education and, 76

emotion-related factors, 54

environmental influences and, 56–57, 132

genetic influences and, 31, 48

importance of, 57, 128

measurement, 124–129

scope of, 53

See also Influences on children’s health

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 208

Biological influences on children’s health, 45

body stores, 51–52

conceptual model of health, 3–4, 38–49, 40–43

early programming concept, 52–53

future prospects for noninvasive assessment, 124

genetic factors, 47–51

interaction with external environment, 47, 48–51

measurement, 118–124

See also Influences on children’s health

Biomarkers, 7, 118–124, 158, 209

Body burden, 51–52

biomonitoring programs, 120–121

Built environment, 66–67, 77–78, 131–133

Canada, 159–160, 183

Cat scratch disease, 62–63

Census Bureau, 9, 137, 180, 181, 203

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5–6, 92, 120, 121, 187, 197, 205

Chemical exposures, 129–130, 209

Child abuse and neglect, 73, 134–135

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 151

Child Health USA, 97–98

Child Trends, Inc., 98

Child Well-Being and Welfare, 134

Children, defined, 2, 18

Children’s ScoreCard, 169–170, 171

Chronic health conditions

current health measurement system, 92

prevalence, 14

treatment compliance in, 56

CityMatCH, 100–101

Cognitive functioning, 36

attitudes and beliefs as health determinants, 54, 55–56

electronic entertainments and, 80–81

influence on child’s health, 53

toxin exposures affecting, 51

Coining, 82

Committee on Evaluation of Children’s Health: Measures of Risk, Protective, and Promotional Factors for Assessing Child Health in the Community, 17–18

Community environment

data collection and management, 100–101, 137–142, 169–170, 185–186, 189

demographic factors, 74–75, 137

health care service delivery system, 152–153

health measurement considerations, 25

influences on health, 74

neighborhood design, 77–78, 131–133

process factors, 75

recommendations for research, 8–9, 203–204

report cards, 170, 171

schools, 76

scope of, 74

social organization, 77–78, 137–138

violence in, 77, 138–139, 141

See also State and local data collection

Comorbidity, 102

Computer and video games, 78–81

Confidentiality, 109, 176–178

in aggregated data systems, 167

in assessment and monitoring of health influences, 117

of geocoded data, 9, 203, 204

informed consent for sharing of data, 178–179

in linked data systems, 172–173

recommendations for research, 9–10, 204

security of data systems, 179–180

Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey, 151, 187

Cost of care, 149

Crime, 203, 204

law enforcement data, 169–170



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