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Guernsey's Young People

Two decades of SHEU Health-Related Behaviour Surveys
The Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) have been working with the colleagues from the Bailiwick of Guernsey for two decades now, and our survey work has accumulated a database of over 10,000 cases.  These have mostly been whole-population lifestyle surveys but some have been focussed on particular topics or groups.

Trends - Physical Activity

Attitudes to and participation in exercise and sport 1987-2003

This report is to be updated and is currently not available for sale.

This report in the series showing trends in young people's health related behaviour. The report is ideal for stimulating discussion and provides factual information and 40 charts that are relevant to those concerned with the healthy development of young people. Written using data derived from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys, the report uses a sample of 329,408 young people between the ages of 10 and 15 from across the UK.

Trends - Emotional Health and Well-being (including Bullying)

Emotional Health & Well-being (including Bullying) 1983-2003

This report is to be updated and is currently not available for sale.

The following is a summary of the report written in 2004 by SHEU covering the period 1983-2003

When looking over the figures from twenty years, we find that young people in recent years are...

* less likely to keep problems to themselves, although around 25% of 14-15 year old males still keep family problems and problems with friends to themselves

Trends - Alcohol

Attitudes to drinking 1983-2001

This report is to be updated and is currently not available for sale.

The following is a summary of the report.

When looking over these many years of figures, we find that young people in recent years are...

* less likely to drink alcohol on at least one day in the last seven (in 2001, 49% of 14-15 year olds and around 26% of 12-13 year olds reported drinking and the majority drank on just one day in the last seven)

Trends - Money

 

Attitudes to earning, spending and saving money 1983-2004

This report is to be updated and is currently not available for sale.

Trends - Young People and Leisure 1983-2005

 

Attitudes to and experience of leisure activities 1983-2005

This report is to be updated and is currently not available for sale.

Trends - Smoking

Attitudes to cigarettes 1983-2007

The following is a summary of the report available from SHEU (£10 incl. p&p)

When looking over these many years of figures, we find that young people in recent years are...

* the last ten years show a rise in those young people reporting they have 'never smoked at all'
* over the years the older females have remained the 'heavier' smokers ranging from 12% (1987), 20% (1996) and around 15% in more recent years
* consistently reporting that around 50% of 14-15 year olds have a close friend that smokes regularly

Trends - Illegal Drugs 1987-2008

A report in the series showing trends in young people's health related behaviour. The report provides factual information and over 30 easy-to-read charts and tables that are relevant to those concerned with the healthy development of young people.

Written using data derived from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys, the report uses a sample of 629,328 young people between the ages of 10 and 15 from across the UK.

This report shows trends from 1987-2008 in data from young people that have reported their attitudes to and experience of illegal drugs.

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