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Key Data on Adolescence 2015

Key Data on Adolescence 2015

Key Data on Adolescence is published every two years with the support of the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network, Public Health England.

You can download key data on: 

  • Demographics
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health behaviour and lifestyle 
  • Sexual health 
  • Mental health and wellbeing 
  • Physical health, longterm conditions and disability 
  • Healthcare promotion and use of health services


Some of the most remarkable trends include:
* As many as 500,000 young people aged 15-24 may have experimented with legal highs and more than 73 new psychoactive substances were identified in 2012 alone.
* E-cigarettes are used by somewhere between 1 in 5 to 1 in 12 secondary school students.
* Cigarette smoking has fallen dramatically. Current rates are now one third of what they were
in our first edition. In 1997 15% of girls and 11% of boys aged 11-15 were regular smokers,
compared to 4% and 3% in 2014.
* Teenage pregnancy rates have halved in England


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