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Readying Youth and Young Adults for Transition to Adult Care During Preventive Care Visits: New Clinician Toolkit

      The millennial generation, defined by the US Census Bureau as those born between 1982 and 2000, outnumber the previous baby boomer generation by 10% [
      Millennials outnumber baby boomers and are far more diverse.
      ]. Nineteen percent, or 61 million people, of the US population are between the ages of 12 and 26 [

      U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the resident population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017.

      ]. Among this transition-aged group, 25%–30% have one or more chronic conditions [
      • Lebrun-Harris LA
      • McManus MA
      • Ilango SM
      • et al.
      Transition planning among US youth with and without special health care needs.
      ,
      Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
      Investing in the health and well-being of young adults.
      ]. Over the last several decades, due to advances in pediatric care and early identification efforts, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of youth with chronic conditions, with important implications for transition to adult health care. Over 90% will survive into adulthood [
      • Perrin J.M.
      • Bloom S.R.
      • Gortmaker S.L.
      The increase of childhood chronic conditions in the United States.
      ].
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