Stockton JSNA


Children

What are the key issues?

Wider determinants of health

Education

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%).

Poverty

A slightly higher proportion of children in Stockton-on-Tees (23%) are living in poverty compared to the England average (22%).

Behaviour and lifestyle

Alcohol misuse

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.

Smoking

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%).

Obesity

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

Injuries

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).

Mental health

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.

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