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10-15
Age category: 10-15

Local data – non-communicable disease

Obesity The most reliable source of data on child obesity is the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), participation in which is compulsory in state-maintained schools. The NCMP measures children at age 4-5 (Reception Year) and age 10-11 (Year 6).  For more detail, see Services and Support section. Due to there being only one state-maintained primary …

CYP: Local data on teenage pregnancy

The rate of births in women aged 15-17 years in City and Hackney is 5.7 per 1,000. The absolute number of births at HUHFT, however, is measured for women under 19 years old and it is this figure that is relevant to the caseload of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme. There were 58 births …

Alcohol – Evidence and good practice

Overview of evidence Table 11 provides an overview of the efficacy of a range of interventions to prevent or reduce alcohol-related harm across the life course, ranging from universal interventions to those which are selective or targeted according to the level of risk or alcohol-related harm. Evidence suggests that a positive focus on encouraging lower …

How alcohol consumption varies by ethnicity

Local survey data also show notable variation in drinking behaviour across different ethnic groups, as illustrated in Figure 10. In the Hackney resident health and wellbeing survey, high risk drinkers were most likely to be from White backgrounds, while non-drinking was particularly common among Asian and Black respondents compared to White respondents, which may reflect …

How alcohol consumption varies by gender

As alluded to in the Causes and risk factors section, there are clear differences in drinking behaviours by gender. According to the Hackney resident health and wellbeing survey, men in Hackney are more likely to be high risk drinkers than women, based on calculated survey AUDIT-C scores (Figure 8). Men are also more likely to …

How alcohol consumption varies by age

National evidence suggests that older people on average drink more regularly than younger people, although binge drinking is more common in younger age groups (see Cause and risk factors section). Locally, there are also marked differences in drinking patterns across age groups, according to responses to the Hackney resident health and wellbeing survey. As shown …

Alcohol – Causes and risk factors

In cultural terms, characterisations of the British drinking culture as one of excess are too simplistic. Frequent but moderate drinking is more common than is often acknowledged in policy debate. However, increasing risk drinking behaviours are found across a range of settings and contexts, including home drinking among older couples, and social gatherings of family …

How diet varies by age

Early childhood represents a period of rapid growth and development (with a shift from milk based feeding to solid foods), during which it is important to establish good eating habits, Early exposure to healthy foods in childhood can increase later acceptance of such foods in later life. During adolescence, young people often exhibit a desire …

Dietary behaviour in children and young people

A locally commissioned survey of young people (aged 11-19) in Hackney in 2012 (carried out by Rockpool Associates) asked about a range of health behaviours, including dietary habits.  This survey (involving a sample size of 844) found that only 15% reached the ‘5-a-day’ target, which is much lower than the 56% reported for Hackney 15 …

How physical activity levels vary with age

Physical activity is vital for maintaining good health throughout life. However, there is significant variation in activity levels at different ages. Figure 12 shows that boys are significantly more likely to have low levels of physical activity between the ages of 5-7 than boys in older age groups (up to the age of 15). For …