Redcar & Cleveland JSNA


Children

What are the key issues?

Wider determinants of health

Education

A lower proportion of children in Redcar & Cleveland (55%) achieve 5 A*-C GCSEs (including English and Maths) compared to the England average (58%).

Poverty

A higher proportion of children in Redcar & Cleveland (27%) are living in poverty compared to the England average (22%).

Behaviour and lifestyle

Alcohol misuse

In Redcar & Cleveland little is known about the number of children affected by parental alcohol misuse.

A higher proportion of adults receiving alcohol treatment in Redcar & Cleveland (64.8%%) are parents compared with the England average (44.3%).

A higher proportion of adults receiving alcohol treatment in Redcar & Cleveland (23.6%) living with children compared to the England average of (28.5%).

A higher proportion of dependent drinkers in Redcar & Cleveland (12.9%) are in treatment compared the England average (4.4%).

Illicit drug use

Almost two-thirds (62%) of adults in treatment for substance misuse in Redcar & Cleveland have (or are living with) children.

Smoking

A higher proportion of adults in Redcar & Cleveland (23%) smoke regularly compared to the England average (21%).

A higher proportion of pregnant women in Redcar and Cleveland (24%) are smoking at time of delivery compared to the England average (14%). Redcar and Cleveland LA was ranked the 4th worst in the country for maternal smoking (2012/13).

Diet and nutrition

A lower proportion of mothers in Redcar & Cleveland (53%) initiate breastfeeding compared to the England average (75%).

Obesity

A higher proportion of reception age children (5-year-olds) in Redcar & Cleveland (10.4%) are obese compared to the England average (9.5%).

A higher proportion of children in year 6 (11-year-olds) in Redcar & Cleveland (21%) are obese compared to the England average (19%).

Illness and death

Injuries

A higher proportion of children (under 18-year-olds) in Redcar & Cleveland (190 per 10,000)) are admitted to hospital due to injury than the England average (123 per 10,000).

Mental health

It is estimated that one-in-ten children have a mental health condition. Local data is not sufficient enough to provide evidence of the scale of the mental health problems among children in Redcar & Cleveland.

A higher proportion of adults in Redcar & Cleveland suffer from certain mental health conditions than the England average.


 

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