The Youth Health-related Behaviour Surveillance System contains information on health-related behaviours of the Hong Kong youth population collected and collated from different sources including periodic school-based surveys by various government bureaux/ departments and non-governmental organisations, and data from clinical health services. The information will be useful for monitoring the trend of health-related behaviours, which is important for identifying emerging health issues and for planning, supporting and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programmes targeting local youth.
Making reference to the World Health Organisation’s definition of adolescents, youth is defined as young people aged between 10 to 19. This age range roughly corresponds to primary 4 to primary 6 students and secondary 1 to secondary 7 students (or secondary 1 to 6 students under the New Senior Secondary Curriculum).
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