By now, you must have heard (TV, Radio, Internet, Press, Media) the terms Millennials, BabyBoom Generations or Generations X, Y, Z. To understand children, the young, the older population better, we need to first understand the context in which they were born and in which live. So far, we have all used the terms “generation difference” or “generation gap” in everyday speech. A better understanding of other generations and an acceptance of the way they think about these differences can be greatly bridged. Later, it all comes down to better interpersonal communication and living together.
Generational categories can be broken down by year of birth:
– Baby Boom (ers) – persons born after World War II (1946 to 1960)
– Generation X – Persons born between 1960 and 1980
– Generation Y or Millennials – Persons born from 1981 to 1995
– Generation Z – Persons born after 1995
Some recent scientific reports say that Millennials (Generation Y) are more affected by psychiatric disorders than somatic diseases. This is evident in the high incidence of depression and attention deficit disorder.
Also, scientific trials are trying to answer the question of whether Millennials are a generation that is sicker than earlier generations. Will she really live shorter than her parents? New research says just that. Millennials are the last generation born before the internet. They are also the first generation to harness the full power of new technologies for their personal development. Millennials (Generation Y) are all persons born from 1981 to 1995 or early 80s to 2000s. Although more aware of their health risks, they are more ill than babyboomers and Generation X (born in the 60s and 70s). Moreover, millennials get sick earlier and more often.
The latest report (from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, BCBSA) on the health of millennials highlights ten conditions and diseases that affect them more:
3. Alcohol abuse
4. High blood pressure
7. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
8. High cholesterol
10. Type 2 diabetes
Millennials ages 34 to 36 in 2017 are 11 percent unhealthy than BabyBoomers (Generation X) at the same age and three years earlier. Despite this, 83 percent of the 55 million millennials surveyed in the BCBSA survey are considered to be in good and excellent health. But experts warn that health risks and challenges among them are increasing more than in previous generations.
The infographic below will certainly help you to understand more about the generational categories, differences and gaps between generations.
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