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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


Alcohol Change (2022) Alcohol and inequalities. London: Alcohol Change.

Odd, D. et al. (2021) Child mortality and social deprivation: National Child Mortality Database programme thematic report. London: National Child Mortality Database.

NHS Digital (2019) Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Survey (SDDU). London: NHSD.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (2021) Inequities in access to children and young people’s mental health services in the Midlands. The Strategy Unit.

Public Health England (2018) Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years. London: PHE.

Public Health England (2021) Inequalities in oral health in England. London: PHE.

Office for National Statistics (2020) Mortality statistics – underlying cause, sex and age [Accessed online: Nomis]

Office for National Statistics (2022) Life expectancy calculator [Accessed online on 23/03/2022]

Turner, L. & Hackett, T. (2022) Online food and drink marketing to young people. London: Nesta.

Weinberg, D. et al. (2020) ‘Country-level meritocratic beliefs moderate the social gradient in adolescent mental health: A multilevel study in 30 European countries’, Journal of Adolescent Health, 68, pp.548-557.

All data correct as of 1st May 2022