Someone like you
As a 19 year old female in 2000
How long have you got
You will live 10 less years than her.73 years83 years
Kicking the bucket
What's the leading cause of death for your age?you: Suicideher: Road accidents
What are your chances of being obese?you: 58.6%her: 31.1%
Work, work, work
You have similar chances of being unemployed.you: 23.1%her: 12.4%
About that drink
You have a similar risk of being alcoholic.you: 10.80%her: 10.80%
What's bad for you
You are 2.8 x more likely to have drug or alcohol problems than her.you: 18.0%her: 6.40%
Stay out of trouble
You are 3.2 x more likely to be in trouble with the police than her.you: 10.8%her: 3.40%
Now you know. But now what, you ask? You’ve taken the first step in making a difference – you’ve put yourself in the picture. If more people know how big the Gap is, more people can get behind the efforts to close it.
Come back and recheck your Gap now and then. See what the data says, whether it is actually closing over time.
As we get more access to data, we can show you the progress over time. Whether it is local initiatives, community action, where the government is putting its money, and HOW SUCCESSFUL those initiatives are, we now know what to keep an eye out for.
And now, so do you.