Stockton JSNA


Children

What do people say?

Wider determinants of health

Education

Approximately 50% of the children and young people surveyed said they worried about school work and exams (this was more common among girls than boys and more common among children in Year 10). Most young people were positive about school and the help and feedback they received (although this declined with age) (TellUs4 survey, 2010).

Poverty

A regional (North East) consultation with children (on poverty) identified a number of priorities highlighted in the JSNA poverty topic.

Behaviour and lifestyle

Alcohol misuse

More than half (51%) of children and young people said that they have never had an alcoholic drink. About two-fifths (42%) said that they had consumed an alcoholic drink and 7% did not wish to say. The majority of all children and young people surveyed had not been drunk in the previous four weeks (68%) (TellUs4 survey, 2010).

Illicit drug use

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Smoking

Most children and young people said that they had never smoked (77%). The minority of children (10%) said that they had only tried smoking once and fewer children (4%) indicated that they had stopped smoking (TellUs4 survey, 2010).

Diet and nutrition

Most children and young people had eaten fruit and vegetables the previous day (most commonly three or four pieces) (TellUs4 survey, 2010).

Regional work highlighted the main reasons that women choose to breastfeed. These can be found in the JSNA diet and nutrition topic.

Obesity

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Illness and death

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Injuries

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Mental health

  • The majority of children and young people said that they have one or more good friends;
  • The majority of children feel happy with life and have someone they can talk to;
  • Boys are more likely than girls to feel happy about life while girls are more likely to talk to their friends when worried than boys are;
  • Young people who said they were disabled are less likely to say they are happy;
  • The most common worries for children and young people are about education and their future;
  • Year 10 (11-year-olds) pupils are more likely to worry about exams than younger people;
  • Girls are more likely to worry about exams than boys (TellUs4 survey, 2010).
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