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. It is recommended that children aged between five and eighteen years old should participate in 60 minutes of physical activity every day. In the United Kingdom, 12.5 percent of toddlers are obese, as well as 17 percent of boys and 16 percent of girls up to the age of fifteen.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • General paediatrician employees in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2017

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

    • 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 2006-2018

    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunization in England 2017/18, 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 2008-2016, 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: daily number of portions of vegetables consumed by children by gender/age

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

    • Reported weekly eating habits of children in Wales 2015, by gender

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

    • Food and drink in children's diets in the United Kingdom in 2016

    • Food and drinks enjoyed by children in carry out lunches in the United Kingdom 2016

    • Requested food in children's carry out lunches in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

    • Food in children's carry out lunches in the United Kingdom in 2016

  • 4. Body Mass Index
    • BMI: children with healthy body mass index in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • BMI: children with an unhealthy body mass index in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • Children at risk of being overweight/obese in Scotland 1998-2017, by gender

    • Children at risk of obesity in Scotland 1998-2015, by gender

    • BMI: children with underweight body mass index in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • Children with healthy weight in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • Children at risk of being overweight/obese in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • Children with unhealthy weight in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

  • 5. Children requiring medical attention
    • Medical care for children in Wales 2015, by gender

    • Children receiving treatment for illnesses in Wales 2015, by gender

    • Age of children at first visit to the dentist in the United Kingdom 2016

    • Long-standing illnesses of children in Wales 2015, by gender

    • Health services used by children in Wales 2015, by gender

    • Hospital services required by children in Wales 2015, by gender

  • 6. Accidents and injuries
    • Reasons for children's admission to hospital for burns in the United Kingdom 2016

    • Children: emergency hospital admissions for unintentional injury in Scotland 2017

    • Children: emergency hospital admissions for road traffic accidents in Scotland 2017

    • Children injured pedestrians: emergency hospital admissions Scotland 2017

    • Emergency hospital admissions of children as injured cyclist Scotland in 2017

    • Emergency hospital admissions of children involved in a car accident in Scotland 2017

    • Unintentional injuries. children admitted to hospital in Scotland 2017, by cause

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