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The University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital just released a new national poll that shows parents’ biggest health concerns for their children.

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These Are The 2023 Top 10 Child Health Concerns for Parents

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents to rate their level of concern about a variety of health topics.

Parents rated each topic as a big problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem for children and teens in the United States.

The leading concerns rated by parents as a big problem for children and teens are presented below.

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Overuse of devices/screen time (67%)

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Social media (66%)

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Internet safety (62%)

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Depression/suicide (57%)

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Bullying (53%)

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Stress/anxiety (52%)

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Unhealthy diet (52%)

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Costs of healthcare/health insurance (50%)

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School violence (49%)

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Smoking/vaping (48%)

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It's tough to see polls like this, but it's also helpful for us as a community to address these issues head-on and make a difference for all of the children in Michigan.

You can read more about the poll here.

If you're a parent I'd love to hear what your biggest concerns are, share them with me.

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