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CYP: Local inequalities data on maternal health by age

Broadly, health inequalities appear to be most pronounced in those giving birth under the age of 20 and over the age of 40. Those under 20 are more likely to smoke, more likely to have low birthweight babies and less likely to breastfeed. They are also slightly more likely to be recorded as having poor …

CYP: Local inequalities data on maternal health by ethnicity

Birth rates Figure 7 shows that Asian and Black residents have similar overall birth rates (52 per 1,000 women aged 15-49 for Asian residents and 53 per 1,000 for Black residents), and both groups’ birth rates peak in the 25-29 and 30-34 age brackets. In Asian residents, the peak is 84 per 1,000 women aged …

CYP: Local data on maternal smoking

Over a 10-month period (April 2014 to February 2015), 6% of the 4,324 people who gave birth at HUHFT (all boroughs of residence, not just Hackney and the City) identified themselves as current smokers at their booking visit, with 79% identifying as never-smokers and 15% as ex-smokers (Figure 5). Of the 264 women who reported …

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 …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Causes and Risk Factors: Maternal mental health

Pregnant people with mental health problems have an increased risk of obstetric complications, preterm labour and lower infant birthweight.  The children of those who are stressed or anxious during pregnancy are more likely to be anxious themselves, or have symptoms of attention deficit or hyperactivity.  Maternal depression during the early years of a child’s life …

CYP: Local data on pregnancy and birth outcomes

In 2014, there were 4,377 live births to Hackney residents (a rate of 60 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44) and 61 to City of London residents (a rate of 38 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44).   In 2014, 112 full-term babies in City and Hackney (2.7%) were of a low birthweight; data …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Causes and Risk Factors: Maternal smoking

Smoking is the single most important modifiable risk factor in pregnancy, accounting for one in 14 preterm deaths and one in three cases of SUDI. Not only does smoking increase the risk of infant mortality, it also accounts for one in five cases of low birthweight in babies carried to full term, and one in …

What service gaps related to alcohol have been identified in the City and Hackney?

Many of the services in Hackney and the City which provide support around alcohol risk are relevant to higher risk or dependent drinkers, and recovery services promote abstinence over reduced drinking. The infrastructure to promote moderation and raise awareness and reduction of alcohol-related harm for increasing risk drinkers is more limited. To support greater activity …

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 …

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 …