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[Editorial] Addressing the social determinants of health in young people

On March 15, WHO’s Regional Office for Europe released Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people’s health and well-being—their latest report from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. The report includes self-reported survey data for 2013–14 from adolescents in 42 countries in Europe and North America. There is good news: the proportion of 15-year-olds who first smoked at the age of 13 years or younger has fallen from 24% to 17% since 2009–10. This decrease was larger in girls than boys, and no consistent association with family affluence was found.