Detailed admissions data at HUHFT are again available for Hackney and City residents aged four years and under over the two-year period 2013/14 to 2014/15. There were 3,560 admissions over this period in this age group, which equates to 173 per 1,000 children over two years.

Further analysis has been undertaken of the most common causes of admissions in children aged four and under nationally – namely gastroenteritis, lower respiratory tract conditions and accidents and injuries. These are detailed in Table 1.

Table 1: Number and rate of emergency hospital admissions in 0-4 year old residents of Hackney and the City over two years at HUHFT, by reason (pooled data 2013/14-2014/15)

Cause of admission Number of admissions Rate per 1,000 population
Gastroenteritis 156 7.6
Lower respiratory tract conditions 475 23.1
Accidents or injuries 219 10.6

Source: HUHFT

The rate of emergency admissions for children aged 0-18 years with a lower respiratory tract condition in Hackney and the City is 80 per 100,000 (2013/14). 3

Local rates of hospital admissions for children aged 0-14 years with an unintentional or deliberate injury is 97 per 10,000; and for 15-24 year olds it is 101 per 10,000 (2013/14). 4


  1. “Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.
  2. “Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.
  3. “Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.
  4. “Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.