Child health in the UK

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published a report exploring current indicators of the state of child health in the UK. The report explores evidence on nine topics including mortality, maternal and perinatal health, and mental health. Key findings include: progress in reducing child and adolescent mortality has stalled in recent years; infant mortality in England has risen particularly for those living in the poorest areas; and there is a particularly high prevalence of emotional disorders among young women aged 17-19.

Read the press release: Widening differences in UK child mortality are not inevitable
Read the report: State of child health in the UK

 

Source: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Date: 05 March 2020