UK children are more likely than others in Europe to rank their health as poor

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1461
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Children in the United Kingdom are more likely than children in most other countries in Europe or those in North America to rate their health poorly, an international study into the health behaviour of 11-15 year olds has found.

The World Health Organization study, which involved 204 000 children in 41 countries and regions, found that Wales ranked sixth, Scotland seventh, and England eighth in terms of the percentage of children ranking their health as poor. The worst findings were in Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

The fourth international report of the health behaviour in school aged children …

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