This bulletin covers the two health and well-being measures for children for the National Indicators for September 2013 to August 2014.
This is the latest release
- The percentage of children who have fewer than two healthy lifestyles behaviours (not smoking, eat five fruit/ vegetables daily, never/rarely drink and meet the physical activity guidelines) taken from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey.
- The mean mental well-being score for children taken from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) (information from the Understanding Society survey).
- In 2013/14 12% of pupils in year group 7 to 11 reported fewer than two healthy lifestyle behaviours. This includes 10% who followed one healthy lifestyle behaviour and 2% who followed none.
- The most common number of healthy behaviours was two with 46% of pupils reporting two healthy lifestyle behaviours.
- 7% reported all four healthy lifestyle behaviours.
- The mean SDQ score for Wales was 10.9 in 2013/14. This sits within the ‘average or normal’ total difficulties score. There has been little change since 2009/10.
- The Wales total difficulties score was not significantly different from the UK average.
Health and well-being measures for children, September 2013 to August 2014
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