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Health Inequalities

Health outcomes

In this section we provide a unique collection of data illustrating the differences that young people aged 10-24 can experience in their physical and mental health outcomes. 

In 2021 there was a 16.6% gap between obesity rates in 10/11 year olds in the least and most deprived areas

We look at some classic public health outcomes (alcohol, smoking and drug use) where there is less evidence for inequalities. We then move to obesity, conception and births, dental health, mental health, and morbidity, where the evidence is starker.

In order to highlight the associations in the clearest way, the charts have both the raw data and also a ‘trend line’ to indicate the association, if any, between area deprivation and outcomes. The trend line is drawn using a formula that finds a line that best fits the data points.


All data correct as of 1st May 2022