What are the key issues?
Wider determinants of health
A slightly lower proportion of children in Stockton-on-Tees (57%) achieve 5 A*-C GCSEs (including English and Maths) compared to the England average (58%).
A slightly higher proportion of children in Stockton-on-Tees (23%) are living in poverty compared to the England average (22%).
Behaviour and lifestyle
In Stockton-on-Tees little is known about the number of children affected by parental alcohol misuse.
Illicit drug use
More than one-quarter (27%) of adults in treatment for substance misuse in Stockton-on-Tees have (or are living with) children.
The proportion of adults in Stockton-on-Tees (18%) that smoke regularly represents approximately 28,000 people.
A higher proportion of pregnant women in Stockton-on-Tees (18%) are smoking at the time of delivery compared to the England average (14%).
Diet and nutrition
A lower proportion of mothers in Stockton-on-Tees (58%) initiate breastfeeding compared to the England average (75%).
A slightly higher proportion of reception age children (5-year-olds) in Stockton-on-Tees (11%) are obese compared to the England average (10%).
A higher proportion of children in year 6 (11-year-olds) in Stockton-on-Tees (22%) are obese compared to the England average (19%).
Illness and death
A higher proportion of children (under 18-year-olds) in Stockton-on-Tees (149 per 10,000) are admitted to hospital due to injury than the North East (178 per 10,000) and England average (123 per 10,000).
It is estimated that one-in-ten 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 Stockton-on-Tees.
A higher proportion of adults in Stockton-on-Tees have certain mental health conditions than the England average.