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Pacific adolescent suicide and obesity among world's highest: report

Pacific adolescent suicide and obesity among world's highest: report

Updated 20 May 2014, 9:18 AEST

Rates of adolescent suicide attempts, obesity and substance abuse in the Pacific are among the world's highest, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation.

The Health for the World's Adolescents report reveals the great extent of adolescent health problems throughout the Pacific.

Presenter: Natalie Tencic

Speaker: Dr Howard Sobel, regional Team Leader for Maternal-Child Health and Nutrition at the World Health Organisation

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