The Health Behaviours in Young People tool provides local authority level estimates for several topic areas, based on what 15 year olds themselves said about their attitudes to healthy lifestyles and risky behaviours (self-reported), including diet and physical activity, smoking, alcohol, use of drugs, bullying and wellbeing. For each topic area, the information is shown by gender, ethnicity, deprivation, sexuality, region and local authority.
The data in this tool has been collated from the What About YOUth 2014 (WAY 2014) survey. The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum identified gaps in data relating to the health and wellbeing of young people in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. As part of a direct response to this, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was commissioned by the Department of Health to develop the WAY 2014 survey.
Access the tool via the Chimat website or view a two page summary for each local authority detailing some of the data included in the Health Behaviours in Young People Tool.