Health and Wellbeing Factors

Childhood Obesity

 Headlines Childhood obesity in increasing in Wakefield. Today, in England, nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese.  Globally, the younger generation are becoming obese at earlier stages and staying obese for longer. 20.5% of Year 6 children (10 to 11 years old) in Wakefield are classified as obese, and … Continue reading "Childhood Obesity"

Long-Term Conditions

Headlines Hospital admissions due to asthma, epilepsy and diabetes are similar to the national average among under 19’s in Wakefield Around 0.5% of Under 18’s registered to a Wakefield GP have epilepsy Around 0.2% of Under 18’s registered to a Wakefield GP have diabetes Around 4.6% of Under 18’s registered to a Wakefield GP have … Continue reading "Long-Term Conditions"

Sexual Health

Headlines Chlamydia detection rates, a measure of disease control, are higher in Wakefield than they are nationally. Only 40% of 13-14 year olds surveyed as part of the HRBQ said they know where to get condoms free of charge. The proportion of children aged 13-14 in care who responded they were sexually active was double … Continue reading "Sexual Health"

Child and Adolescent Accidents and Injuries

Headlines Wakefield has high rates of hospital admissions caused by unintentional and deliberate injuries in children. Admissions due to self-harm have almost doubled in 15-19 year olds in the past year. Wakefield has one of the highest rates regionally of hospital admissions caused by unintentional and deliberate injuries in children under 15 years. Overall rates in 2017/18 … Continue reading "Child and Adolescent Accidents and Injuries"

Oral Health

Headlines Children’s oral health in the District appears to be improving Each five year old child in Wakefield has on average 0.9 teeth that are decayed, missing or filled Each five year old child in Wakefield has on average 0.7 teeth that are decayed The Population Oral health is important to general health and wellbeing; … Continue reading "Oral Health"

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Headlines The Population Emotional health and wellbeing, also referred to as mental health, affects an individual’s ability to cope and manage with change, transition and life events. Being emotionally resilient and having positive mental health will assist children and young people with their transition into adulthood. The majority of adult mental health disorders have their … Continue reading "Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing"