Growth And Development
WHO defines adolescent age between -(LQ)
First see the difference between adolescence and puberty.
Adolescence is defined as the period from the onset of puberty to the termination of physical growth and attainment of final adult hight, i.e. adolescence is considered as a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence is usually the period 10 to 20 yr.
Puberty is the biological process in which a child become adult, i.e. biological process which occurs during transition from childhood to adulthood. Changes include appearance of secondary sex characteristics and development of reproductive capacity.
Adolescent 10-19 years
Early adolescent 10-13 years
Middle adolescent 14-15 years
Late adolescent 16-19 years
Youth 15-24 years
Young people 10-24 years