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Defining the difference between teenagers and adolescents we find out what the term 'teenager' means round the world.

How many teenagers are there and where do they live?

How do teenagers' choices of diet, exercise, drugs and sex affect their life expectancy? Where problems like teenage pregnancy and AIDS the worst and which countries have the healthiest teenagers?

And whilst teenagers tend to get a bad press in many quarters, which teenagers have achieved great things and become role models for others?

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