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Health Behaviours in Young People (What About YOUth?)

The Health Behaviours in Young People tool provides local authority level estimates for several topic areas, based on what 15 year olds themselves said about their attitudes to healthy lifestyles and risky behaviours (self-reported), including diet and physical activity, smoking, alcohol, use of drugs, bullying and wellbeing. For each topic area, the information is shown by ethnicity, deprivation, region and local authority.

We've produced a two-page summary for each local authority of some of the data included in the Health Behaviours in Young People Tool.

The data in this tool has been collated from the What About YOUth 2014 survey. The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum identified gaps in data relating to the health and wellbeing of young people in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. As part of a direct response to this, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was commissioned by the Department of Health to develop the What About YOUth 2014 survey.

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