Teens show different perceptions of health
A new study found that U.S. teens take into account family, school and social relationships when ranking their own health. The survey also showed that low-income teens placed more emphasis on mental health, rather than just physical health, than their wealthier counterparts.
Johnson, S., & Wang, C. (2008, Feb.). Why Do Adolescents Say They Are Less Healthy Than Their Parents Think They Are? The Importance of Mental Health Varies by Social Class in a Nationally Representative Sample. Pediatrics, 121: e307-e313.