Child Health Profiles

The Child and Maternal Health Observatory have released the 2012 Child Health Profiles which are designed to help improve the health of children and tackle health inequalities by giving easy to digest information about the current picture of child health.

The health and well-being of children in Warwickshire is generally better than the England average whilst infant and child mortality rates are broadly similar to those nationally.

Around 23% of the population of the County is under the age of 20 which is slightly lower than the West Midlands (24.6%) and England (23.8%) rates.  Although the level of child poverty has increased by from 13.9% to 15% it is significantly lower than the regional and national rates both of which are well over 20%.

Children in Warwickshire have lower than average levels of obesity. 8% of children in Reception and 16% of children in Year 6 are classified as obese. However, 54% of children participate in at least three hours of sport a week which is worse than the England average.

The MMR immunisation rate of 95% is 6% above the national rate.  Similarly immunisation rates for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis and Hib in children aged two are also higher than the England average.

The full Warwickshire profile can be accessed via the ChiMat website – www.chimat.org.uk/profiles

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