Consultation on Health and Social Care Statistical Products

Preconception, pregnancy and birth

The pregnancy and birth indicators provide information on:

  • conceptions including teenage conceptions
  • health behaviours in pregnancy
  • delivery and birth outcomes
  • breastfeeding

Additionally, the breastfeeding indicators describe:

  • demographics
  • breastfeeding behaviours
  • health outcomes data for mothers and their children

Maternity high impact areas

This maternity in high impact areas indicators presents data on 6 maternity high impact areas:

  • improving planning and preparation for pregnancy
  • supporting healthy weight before and between pregnancies
  • reducing the incidence of harms caused by alcohol in pregnancy
  • supporting parent to have a smokefree pregnancy
  • reducing inequality of outcomes for women from ethnic minority backgrounds and their babies
  • supporting good parental mental health

Data to support good parental mental health is in the perinatal mental health profile as well as a report for all upper-tier local authorities about mental health in pregnancy and infants. 


Child health

The child health indicators are the main indicators for a range of topics affecting  the health and wellbeing of:

  • children
  • young people

The information is available for each upper-tier local authority, regions and England. A snapshot child health profile 4-page report is available for each upper-tier local authority. These indicators give an overview of the health and wellbeing of children and young people and should:

  • help local authorities and health services improve the health and wellbeing of children
  • reduce health inequalities


Early years

The early years indicators offer information about the health of children aged 0 to 5 years including:

  • birth outcomes and associated risk factors
  • accidents and injuries
  • breastfeeding
  • obesity
  • health visiting services
  • child development and school readiness

Additionally, there are early years supplementary indicators, including information on:

  • hospital admissions
  • vaccination rates
  • homelessness

Early years high impact areas

The early years high impact areas indicators present data on 6 early years high impact areas:

  • transition to parenthood
  • maternal and family mental health – this data is in the perinatal mental health profiles
  • breastfeeding
  • healthy weight and nutrition
  • health literacy, managing minor illnesses and reducing accidents
  • ready to learn and narrowing the word gap


School-age children

The school-age children indicators are about the health and wellbeing of school-age children including:

  • deprivation
  • obesity and physical activity
  • vaccinations
  • teenage conceptions
  • oral health
  • accidents and injuries
  • hospital admissions
  • school readiness and education
  • persistent absentees
  • alcohol and drugs
  • sexual health mental health and wellbeing, including self-harm

Additional indicators on these topics are also available by age:

Additionally, there are supplementary indicators related to the health of school age children which offer further indicators and age breakdowns.


Young people

The young people indicators include data on factors related to the health and wellbeing of young people, including reports on teenage pregnancy and young parents for local authorities. Topics covered include:

  • vulnerable young people such as those in care, who are homeless or in contact with the justice system
  • teenage conceptions
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • alcohol and drugs
  • long-term conditions
  • sexual and reproductive health

Additionally, there are supplementary indicators on the health and wellbeing of young people which offer further indicators and sex breakdowns.

Health behaviours in 15-year-olds

The health behaviours in 15-year-olds indicators provide local authority level estimates for several topic areas, based on what 15-year-olds said about their attitudes to healthy lifestyles and risky behaviours (self-reported). These indicators are summarised for upper-tier local authorities in health behaviours in young people reports. These indicators are no longer updated.

Young people high impact areas

The young people in high impact areas offers data for 6 school-age high impact areas:

  • resilience and wellbeing
  • health behaviours and reducing risk
  • healthy lifestyles
  • vulnerabilities and improving life chances
  • additional and complex health needs
  • self-care and health literacy


Further resources

The resources page offers a list of links and reports on child and maternal health topics.