Health Concerns among Children Vary in Race and Ethnicity


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According to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, American adults view childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013, but priorities vary based on race and ethnicity.

In the poll's top 10 list: Childhood obesity is rated at the top of the list, followed by drug abuse, and smoking and tobacco use. Whites and Hispanics rate obesity as main concern, while Blacks rate smoking as top rank.


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