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National survey of young Australians 2008

5 Dec 2008
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Australia's largest annual survey of young people has found that body image, drugs and family conflict are the biggest worries for 11-24 year olds with one-in-four regarding each as major concerns – but it's drugs that are increasingly weighing on their minds.

The national survey, conducted by the charity Mission Australia, tested the views of more than 45,000 young people – its biggest group since the survey began in 2001 – between the ages of 11-24 (97.7 per cent between 11-19). When asked to rank their concern about 15 issues, body image was ranked most frequently in the top three by 26.3 per cent of respondents (body image was also the top ranked concern in 2007’s survey), closely followed by drugs at 26 per cent and family conflict at 25.9 per cent.

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