Children's Health and Wellness

What Do You Know About Teen Health?

Test your knowledge of what it takes to be a healthy teen.

1. What portion of a of a person’s total height happens during puberty?You didn't answer this question.You answered The correct answer is The growth spurt in girls can happen years earlier than in boys. Body parts may grow at different rates. Teens often aseem to be clumsy and feel awkward during this period.A. 5%B. 9%C. 25%D. 16%2. How much calcium does an adolescent need each day?You didn't answer this question.You answered The correct answer is Both boys and girls need a calcium-rich diet during their teen years. this will make sure that they store enough calcium in their bones.A. 900 mgB. 1,000 mgC. 1,200 mgD. 1,300 mg3. How often does a teen need a routine physical exam?You didn't answer this question.You answered The correct answer is A health care provider should watch a teen’s growth and development on a regular basis. This should be done once a year if possible.A. Every yearB. Every 2 yearsC. Every 3 yearsD. Every 4 years4. What vaccines should teens have?You didn't answer this question.You answered The correct answer is The Tdap booster is recommended for teens at ages 11 to 12. Teens 13 to 18 who missed getting the Tdap booster at ages 11 to 12 should also get it. Those who got a tetanus-diphtheria booster at ages 11 to 12 should get Tdap for more protection against pertussis. Teens should also get a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (2 doses), human papillomavirus vaccine (3 doses), and flu vaccine each year. They should also get "catch-up" shots for measles, mumps, and rubella, and chickenpox, if they missed a dose in childhood.A. Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis booster (Tdap)B. PolioC. ShinglesD. Mononucleosis5. Which eye problem most often gets worse during adolescence?You didn't answer this question.You answered The correct answer is Nearsightedness (myopia) usually starts in childhood. It then gradually gets worse during the teen years. The process most often eases up by the time a person reaches his or her mid-20s.A. FarsightednessB. NearsightednessC. CataractsD. None of the above6. Anabolic steroids are illegal, but they are still used by teen athletes to boost athletic performance. Which of these groups is most likely to use them?You didn't answer this question.You answered The correct answer is According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, use goes up from eighth grade to 10th to 12th grade.A. Boys younger than 15B. Girls younger than 15C. Boys 16 to 18D. Girls 16 to 187. Which of these may be symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse?You didn't answer this question.You answered The correct answer is These symptoms may also be symptoms of illness. Check for drug paraphernalia. Have your teen's health care provider check him or her to rule out other possible causes.A. Changes in eating habits and sleep patternsB. More hostilityC. Change in friendsD. All of the aboveYour score was:
Print Source: Vitality magazine/March 2000
Online Source: Substance abuse prevention, American Academy of Pediatricshttp://patiented.solutions.aap.org/handout.aspx?gbosid=156620
Online Source: Anabolic steroids, National Institute on Drug Abusehttp://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/anabolic-steroids
Online Source: Anabolic steroids, National Institute on Drug Abusehttp://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/anabolic-steroids
Online Source: Principles of Adolescent Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment, National Institute on Drug Abusehttp://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/podata_1_17_14.pdf
Online Source: Physical changes during puberty, American Academy of Pediatricshttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/puberty/Pages/Physical-Development-of-School-Age-Children.aspx
Online Source: Myopia, American Academy of Pediatricshttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/eyes/pages/Myopia-Nearsightedness.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token
Online Source: Don't forget! Vaccines for teens, Office of Adolescent Healthhttp://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/e-updates/july-2012.html
Online Source: Puberty, Office of Adolescent Healthhttp://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/just-facts/puberty.html
Online Source: How much calcium do children and teens need, National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmenthttp://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/bonehealth/conditioninfo/pages/children.aspx
Author: Floria, Barbara
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Brown, Kim, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 4/16/2015