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Age category: 5-10

CYP: Local inequalities data on Communicable diseases by age

Among children under 18 years of age who have been looked after continuously for at least 12 months, 87% were up to date with their immunisations in Hackney as of 31 March 2015.   Conversely, a local audit performed in Hackney between 15 January and 30 April 2015 found that half (48%) of the 38 children …

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 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 …

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 …

How physical activity varies by gender

Males are more active than females in virtually every age group. Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign was created in response to research showing lower physical activity among women. The campaign has inspired 2.8 million women to be more active since its launch in 2015.  At younger ages, Figure 14 shows the trend for boys …

How should we prevent people from starting smoking?

Young people are more likely to start smoking if they live with a parent, carer or sibling who smokes (see Causes and risk factors section for discussion of risk factors for smoking uptake). Other factors that influence smoking uptake include smoking by friends and peer group members, the ease with which young people can obtain …