Child Health Profiles

Child Health ProfilesThe Public Health Intelligence Team has created Child Health Profiles following the release of the 2014 Child Health Profiles by Public Health England (PHE). The data is displayed at District/Borough and CCG level where possible. The profiles are based on five themes including: premature mortality, health protection, wider determinants of health, health improvement and prevention of ill health. The profiles have shown that in Warwickshire, performances are generally better than both the West Midlands and England averages. Highlights include:

  • The proportion of children living in poverty in Warwickshire is 14.1%, compared to 23.2% in the West Midlands and 20.6% nationally
  • Levels of childhood obesity are lower in Warwickshire than nationally, at 8.1% of children aged 4-5 years and 16.5% of children aged 10-11 years

There are some areas, however, where performance in Warwickshire is more mixed including:

  • Infant and child mortality rates are similar to the England average
  • In Warwickshire 17.6% of mothers are smoking at the time of delivery, which is above the England average of 12.7%

Click here to see the Warwickshire data. PHE’s National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network’s website also provides interactive maps and charts. For more information and the full report visit http://www.chimat.org.uk/profiles

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