Table 5 shows that the gender distribution of Hackney and the City clients seen for Tier 2 and Tier 3 services in Q4 2014/15 (January to March 2015) was similar, with 55% of Tier 2 service users and 56% of Tier 3 service users being male.

This is roughly consistent with national prevalence estimates of 61% cases male and 39% female (Figure 4).

Table 5: Gender distribution of Hackney and the City CAMHS service use (Q4 2014/15)

Hackney and the City 0-18 demographicsxiii Tier 2 Tier 3
Number Proportion Number Proportion
Patients seen 719 880
Male 50.5% 335 54.7% 490 55.7%
Female 49.5% 277 45.3% 390 44.3%
Missing 107 0

Local data: Hackney Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership report, Q4 2014/15

Table 5 shows that the age distribution of Hackney and the City clients seen in Q4 2014/15 differed between Tier 2 and Tier 3, with Tier 2 services having a younger profile (24% of service users aged 0-4 in Tier 2 compared to 6% in Tier 3). The age profile of Tier 3 services was roughly consistent with national prevalence estimates3

applied to the Hackney and the City age distributions, which predicts that 49% of cases would be aged 5-10 and 51% aged 11-16.B

Table 6: Age distribution of Hackney and the City CAMHS service use (Q4 2014/15)

Hackney and the City 0-18 demographicsxiii Tier 2 Tier 3
Number Proportion Number Proportion
Patients seen 719 880
0-4 32.7% 144 23.4% 55 6.3%
5-11 36.2% 265 43.1% 373 42.4%
12-18 31.1% 206 33.5% 452 51.4%
Missing 104 0

Local data: City and Hackney Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership report, Q4 2014/15

Nationally, conduct disorder and hyperkinetic disorder are more prevalent in boys than girls, while emotional disorder is more prevalent in girls, especially in their teens (Figure 4).

Almost half (46%) of boys and more than one third (36%) of girls with conduct disorder are estimated to have at least one co-existing mental health problem.4

This compares with just one in five of all children with any mental health condition.

Figure 4: Prevalence of mental disorders by age and sex, 2004x

Figure 4: Prevalence of mental disorders by age and sex, 2004

 

Notes

  1. The national prevalence rate is 7.7% in 5-10 year olds and 9.6% in 11-16 year olds, but the 5-10 population is larger than the 11-16 population in Hackney and the City.
  2. The national prevalence rate is 7.7% in 5-10 year olds and 9.6% in 11-16 year olds, but the 5-10 population is larger than the 11-16 population in Hackney and the City.

References

  1. Green, H., McGinnity, A., Meltzer, H., Ford, T. & Goodman, R. (2005). Mental health of children and young people in Great Britain, 2004. ONS. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB06116/ment-heal-chil-youn-peop-gb-2004-rep2.pdf (PDF document)
  2. National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (2013). Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people: recognition, intervention and management. NICE Clinical Guidance 158. http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg158
  3. Green, H., McGinnity, A., Meltzer, H., Ford, T. & Goodman, R. (2005). Mental health of children and young people in Great Britain, 2004. ONS. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB06116/ment-heal-chil-youn-peop-gb-2004-rep2.pdf (PDF document)
  4. National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (2013). Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people: recognition, intervention and management. NICE Clinical Guidance 158. http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg158