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Inequalities in Young People's Health: Health Behaviour in School Aged Children. International Report from the 2005/2006 survey.

Inequalities in Young People's Health

This report provides data on the health, wellbeing and behaviour of young people in 41 different countries. The data is collected from youth aged between 11 and 15 years old. The report also examines social circumstances affecting young people’s health and behaviour.

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Inequalities in Young People's Health

This international report from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) World Health Organisation collaborative cross-national study presents the key findings on patterns of health among young people in 41 countries and regions across Europe and North America.

The Inequalities in Young People's Health report presents a status report on health, health-related behaviour and the social contexts of young people's health in 2006/2006 and provides the latest evidence from a unique cross-national study on the wellbeing of young people in industrialised nations.

It is the fourth in a series of international reports from the HBSC study published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in the "Health policy for children and adolescents" (HEPCA) series. In addition to presenting key statistics on young people's health, each report has a particular theme.

In this report, the theme is health inequalities, encompassing gender, age and geographic and socioeconomic dimensions of health differentials. While previous reports have described patterns of health and behaviour with respect to these dimensions, this one takes a systematic approach to quantifying inequalities.

The aim of this report is to highlight where inequalities exist in aspects of young people's health and wellbeing to inform and influence policy and practice and to contribute to health improvement for all young people.

Year published: 2008

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