Behavioural and emotional problems in preschool children
In what appears to be the first epidemiological survey in Africa addressing preschool children's behaviour, caregivers in rural Kenya1 reported high rates of preschool children (420 [13%] of 3273) with behavioural and emotional problems; 338 (10%) of 3273 had externalising problems and 728 (22%) of 3273 had internalising problems. Historically, behavioural and emotional problems in preschool children have often been disregarded or considered to be transient aspects of children's emerging autonomy.
Symon M Kariuki, Amina Abubakar, Martha Kombe, Michael Kazungu, Rachael Odhiambo, Alan Stein, Charles R J C Newton
Burden, risk factors, and comorbidities of behavioural and emotional problems in Kenyan children: a population-based study
The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 4, Issue 2, February 2017, Pages 136-145