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British children face changing health risks

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.831 (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:831
  1. LUISA DILLNER
  1. BMJ

    Britain's children are less likely than ever before to die of infections, genetic diseases, and cancer, says a report published by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. But 7% of 3 year olds living in inner city areas will have moderate or severe behaviour problems, and suicide rates for young men between 15 and 19 have increased by nearly 45% in the past 20 years. One third of children will be smokers by late adolescence (age 16-19), and just under that proportion of boys will drink more than four pints of beer at …

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