International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood
posted by Research Admin 1 on 4 March 2019
Young people aged 10–24 make up approximately a fifth of the population of most high-income countries and there are strong health and economic arguments for improving their health outcomes. This report summarises how 17 key indicators of the health and wellbeing of young people aged 10–24 vary in a selection of 19 similar high-income countries both within and outside of Europe.
The report, published with the Association for Young People's Health, provides an indication of where health outcomes for adolescents and young adults in the United Kingdom (UK) could be improved. Despite some successes, the UK’s performance on the 17 key health and wellbeing indicators highlighted in this report often lags behind that of the other 18 countries included in the analysis and there is much room for improvement.
Shah, R., Hagell, A. and Cheung, R. International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood. Nuffield Trust, 20 February 2019