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released: 28 Nov 2003 media release

This is the second national report on the health and wellbeing of young people in Australia. It provides comprehensive information on the health status of young people including causes of hospitalisations and deaths, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, injury, disability, reproductive and sexual health. The behavioural risk and protective factors influencing young people's health and wellbeing that are covered in this report include substance use, diet and nutrition, physical activity and overweight and obesity.Social conditions are also important determinants of health. The report therefore includes information on the family environment, relationships and social participation, education, employment and income.An overview of the health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people is also presented.

ISBN 978 1 74024 182 3; Cat. no. PHE 50; 417pp.; Internet only

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  1. Correction to statistics and percentages on page 346. (10 February 2004)

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AIHW 2003. Australia's young people 2003: Their health and wellbeing. Cat. no. PHE 50. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467534>.

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