Early Adulthood Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Young adult lifestyles

In the borough of Rochdale, 13.2 per cent of 15-year-olds reported 3 or more risky behaviours in the What About YOUth survey 2014/15.

The importance of good health behaviours in young adults

We want our young people to have knowledge and skills about wellness so they're able to remain healthy and become independent. At 24 years of age not being a smoker, doing sufficient physical activity, having good mental wellbeing and being a healthy weight are important outcomes likely to support long term adult health.

Smoking in young adults

Smoking in younger people is declining. If we want to prevent the next generation from being smokers it's important to focus not only on stopping adolescents from starting smoking but also on older teenagers and young adults.

Alcohol use in early adulthood

Local data is not routinely collected on alcohol consumption in different age groups. National data shows young people aged 16–24 are less likely to drink than any other age group. However, when they do drink, consumption on their heaviest drinking day tends to be higher than that of other age groups.

Statistics on lifestyle behaviours in young adults

Guidance on lifestyle behaviours in young adults