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Young people's health: Update 2014

We need to stop thinking of spend on healthcare for children and young people and instead think of investing in the health of children and young people as a route to improving the economic health of our nation”

Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, 2013

This paper, Young people's health: Update 2014 was produced by the Association for Young People's Health (AYPH) and examines:
  • Why does young people's health matter?
  • Key trends in young people's health
  • Current topics in young people's health
  • Recent policy themes and developments
  • Priority areas for the next two years

The 2014 version is an update of Adolescent health in the UK today: Update 2012 and Adolescent health in the UK today: where next? - May 2011, which are still available.

Supporting data about young people's health and wellbeing

The links below show data on young people's health mentioned in the above papers. The most recently published, as well as previous years' data, are available. For help viewing the data click on the ‘help’ button shown on each data display page, or read the quick guide.

Theme Indicator Availability
Teenage
conceptions
Teenage conception rate (aged under 18 years) Local authority/top level local authority
Percentage of under 18 conceptions ending in abortion Local authority/top level local authority
Deliveries to teenage mothers (aged under 20 years) Top level local authority
 
Smoking, drinking and drug use Prevalence of cigarette smoking among young adultsEngland
Proportion of pupils aged 11-15 years who smoke regularly England
Hospital admissions due to alcohol specific conditions (aged under 18 years) Top level local authority
Proportion of pupils aged 11 - 15 years who drank alcohol in the last week England
Mean units of alcohol consumed (age 11-15 years) England
Hospital admissions due to substance misuse (age 15-24 years) Top level local authority
 
Mental
health
problems
Emergency hospital admission rate for self-harm (age 10-24 years) Top level local authority
Rates of suicides and undetermined deaths (age 15 - 24 years) England
 
Obesity Obese children (age 10 -11 years) Top level local authority
Overweight and obesity prevalence among children aged 11-15 years England
 
Long term
conditions
Hospital admissions for asthma (age 0 - 18 years) Top level local authority/CCG
Hospital admissions for epilepsy (age 0 - 18 years) CCG
Hospital admissions for Diabetes (age 0 - 18 years) CCG
 
Sexually
transmitted
infections
Prevalence of Chlamydia (age 15 - 24 years) Top level local authority
 
Child
mortality
rates
All cause mortality rate (age 1-24 years) England
Child mortality rate (1-17 years) Top level local authority
 
Children in
poverty
Percentage of children living in poverty (aged under 16 years) Top level local authority
 

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