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
- Download a PDF of Young people’s health: update 2014 (link to PDF on AYPH website).
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.
- Access supporting data about young people’s health and wellbeing (available below)
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.
|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 adults||England|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Prevalence of Chlamydia (age 15 – 24 years)||Top level local authority|
|All cause mortality rate (age 1-24 years)||England|
|Child mortality rate (1-17 years)||Top level local authority|
|Percentage of children living in poverty (aged under 16 years)||Top level local authority|
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