State of health of children in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on the state of health of children in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about the state of health of children in the United Kingdom. Included within the dossier are chapters on physical activity, diet, body mass index, lifestyle behaviors and the mental health of children.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • General pediatrician employees in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2018

    • Children: overweight and obesity prevalence in England 2017, by gender and age

    • Share of children with long-term conditions in Scotland 2008-2017, by gender

    • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio primary immunization rate in England 2006-2019

    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunization in England 2018/19, by region

  • 2. Participation in physical activity
    • Number of days on which children are physically active in Wales 2018, by gender

    • Share of children meeting activity guidelines in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • Share of children participating in sport in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • Children's sports participation in England 2008-2018

    • Children's competitive sports participation in England 2011-2018

    • Children's competitive sports participation in England 2018, by activity

    • Young children's (5-10) sports participation in England 2018, by activity

    • Children's (11-15) sports participation in England 2018, by activity

  • 3. Eating habits
    • England: share of children who eat no portions of vegetable daily by gender and age

    • England: daily number of portions of vegetables consumed by children by gender/age

    • England: number of portions of vegetables consumed by children daily 2017, by gender

    • Attitude towards children's health and nutrition in Great Britain 2017

  • 4. Body Mass Index
    • Children aged 4-5 years overweight and obese in England 2006/07-2018/19

    • Children aged 10-11 years overweight and obese in England 2006/07-2018/19

    • Children aged 4-5 years overweight in England 2018/19, by deprivation decile

    • Children aged 10-11 years overweight in England 2018/19, by deprivation decile

    • BMI: children with healthy body mass index in Scotland 1998-2018, by gender

    • BMI: children with an unhealthy body mass index in Scotland 1998-2018, by gender

    • Children at risk of being overweight/obese in Scotland 1998-2018, by gender

    • Children with unhealthy weight in Scotland 2018, by gender and age

    • BMI: children with underweight body mass index in Scotland 2018, by gender and age

  • 5. Lifestyle behaviors
    • Usual frequency that school children drink alcohol in England 2018, by age

    • Attitudes to smoking, drinking alcohol or drug use in England 2018, by age

    • Share of children who have ever smoked in England 2017, by gender and age

    • Smoking behaviour of school children in England 2018, by gender

    • Great Britain: Use of e-cigarettes among young people 2019, by age

    • Frequency of drug use by school children in England 2018, by gender

    • Usual frequency of drug use by school children in England 2018, by gender

  • 6. Mental health
    • England: prevalence of mental disorders among young people 2017, by age and gender

    • England: share of mental disorders among young people 1999-2017, by age and gender

    • England: prevalence of mental disorders among young people 2017, by region and gender

    • England: share of behavioral disorders among young people 2017, by age and gender

    • England: share of hyperactivity disorders among young people 2017, by age and gender

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