Why Adolescent Health is Important
Many problems start in adolescence e.g.
Half of lifetime mental illness started by the age of 14 years, 75% by late teens
More than 8 out 10 adults who have ever smoked regularly started before the age of 19
8 out 10 obese teenagers go on to be obese adults
More than half 15-16 year olds had consumed more than 5 alcoholic drinks in the previous month.
These leaflets are also available at Reception here at the practice.