Joel Budd, Social Affairs editor, The Economist
Key Data on Young People collates publicly available data on young people’s health and health service use from a wide range of sources to provide a holistic picture of the age-group. The resource extracts data specifically relating to the 10-24 age group, rather than combining them with younger children or older adults. Every new edition of Key Data on Young People is revised to reflect current issues and concerns about young people’s health. In this 12th edition of the report we include sections on policy context, indicators of poverty and hardship, burden of disease and international comparisons in key health outcomes.
The 2021 edition of Key Data on Young People is being published as a website as well as a summary report for the first time. Supported by the Health Foundation, the new Youth Health Data Hub will help you find useful up to date national data about young people’s health to use in your day to day work in an accessible way, as well as links to other resources and sources of local data to help you understand more about the key issues facing your area. The data hub also includes data for classroom teaching to inform health education teaching for secondary school students, and young people’s perspectives on health topics.