Introduction

This section presents information on the health of children aged 0 to 5 years, including Early Years Profiles and Breastfeeding Profiles. It is maintained by the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network.

Key early years indicators

Including the Early Years Profiles, these indicators were developed by NHS England and the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network as key indicators of public health outcomes relating to early years (children aged 0-5 years).

The indicators are designed to help commissioners and providers of health visiting services to assess the priorities and outcomes of the transformation of health visiting services in line with the Health visitor implementation plan 2011-15. 

You can see at a glance how your local area performs against key indicators and compare the data with other local authorities and nationally. Baseline and trend information are provided where available.

Following extensive consultation, a guide has been produced to help you interpret the data presented and use it to develop evidence-based actions to improve outcomes for children and their families.

 

Breastfeeding indicators

Formerly the Breastfeeding Profiles these indicators show performance against a range of indicators describing demographic, breastfeeding behaviours and health outcome data for mothers and their children.

Other indicators

Other indicators related to the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-5 years.

All indicators

These indicators form a comprehensive set of indicators for the the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-5 years. Use the compare indicators section to plot correlation between any two indicators. Please note that any correlation between the two indicators selected does not imply causation.

 

Supporting resources

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Infant mortality and stillbirths

Breastfeeding

Health visiting

Unintentional injuries

  • Service planning reports for local government and PHE centres on reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years

Recent updates

September 2017

These indicators have been updated with more recent data:

  • A&E attendances (under 1 year; 0–4 years; <18 years; 0–19 years; 1-4 years)
  • Emergency admissions (<1; aged 0–4; aged 1–4)
  • Elective admissions (<1; aged under 5 years; age 1–4)

July 2017

These indicators have been updated with more recent data:

  • Percentage of deliveries to mothers from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups
  • Caesarean section %
  • Percentage of deliveries to women aged 35 years or above
  • Admissions of babies under 14 days
  • Admissions for gastroenteritis in infants aged under 1 year
  • Admissions for gastroenteritis in infants aged 1 year
  • Admissions for gastroenteritis in infants aged 2,3 and 4 years
  • Admissions for respiratory tract infections in infants aged under 1 year
  • Admissions for respiratory tract infections in infants aged 1 year
  • Admissions for respiratory tract infections in infants aged 2,3 and 4 years

April 2017

These indicators have been updated with more recent data:

  • Children with one or more decayed, missing or filled teeth
  • Under 18 conceptions

February 2017

All National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network data transferred from ChiMat's Data Atlas to Public Health England's Fingertips website, and new Child and Maternal Health section launched.