Someone like you
As a 18 year old male in 2010
How long have you got
You will live 12 more years than him.79 years67 years
Kicking the bucket
What's the leading cause of death for your age?you: Road accidentshim: Suicide
What are your chances of being obese?you: 40.7%him: 51.4%
Work, work, work
He is 2.3 x more likely to be unemployed than you.you: 11.1%him: 25.3%
About that drink
You have a similar risk of being alcoholic.you: 15.80%him: 15.80%
What's bad for you
He is 2.4 x more likely to have drug or alcohol problems than you.you: 4.90%him: 12.0%
Stay out of trouble
He is 3.1 x more likely to be in trouble with the police than you.you: 3.80%him: 11.8%
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.