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International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood

A new report from the Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health has found that the UK has the highest rates of obesity for 15 – 19-year-olds in 14 European countries. There is also a strong association between childhood obesity and poverty. England also has the highest proportion of young people with a longstanding health condition and more young people not in education, employment or training.