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Pandemic led 44% of Brazilian children and adolescents to experience greater sadness

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey conducted by the Lemann Foundation in partnership with Natura Institute showed that 94% of children and adolescents experienced some behavioral change during the pandemic.

According to parents and guardians, 56% gained weight, 44% felt sadness, 38% were more fearful, and 34% lost interest in school.

The survey "Where and how are children and adolescents while schools are closed?" indicated that rates for sleeping more, being more quiet, or having more trouble sleeping were higher among children who stayed home alone.

In terms of children and adolescents from lower income households with up to two . . .

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