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The Child's Family

The family environment, including parents’ physical and mental health and the activities that go on at home, provide the backdrop and context for children’s health and development. Therefore, the survey explored a number of aspects of the family, including shared activities (such as current, singing, and telling stories to young children; shared meals; and attending religious services) as well as risk factors (such as smoking in the household, parenting stress, and the health status of the child’s parents). These indicators provide a picture of some of the factors that can influence children’s health and well-being.

This section includes the following indicators: