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Focus on the health and care of young people June 2015

This is part of

Official statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
United Kingdom
Geographical granularity:
Country, Regions
Date range:
01 Apr 2003 to 31 Mar 2014


This publication provides a compilation of information on young people living in England and gives a broad picture of their health, care and wellbeing.

Key facts

  • A child is born in England every 48 seconds
  • Children are leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles- fewer children are meeting recommended levels of physical activity
  • Dental cariesare the most common hospital diagnosis in children aged 5-9
  • Drinking, smoking and drug takinghave all reduced in the last decade for pupils within secondary education
  • In 2013/14 referral rates to psychological therapies were twice as high for 15-19 year old females than males
  • 48 per cent of 16-24 year olds use fitness appson a regular basis


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Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:10 pm