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Child and maternal health statistics

Statistics to support improvements in decision making when planning services for pregnant women, children, young people and families.

Find guidance on using these statistics and other intelligence resources to help you make decisions about the planning and provision of child and maternal health services.

Child and maternal health indicators

The Child and maternal health section of PHE’s Fingertips data tool brings together indicators on several themes.

Overview of child health and child health profiles

The Overview of child health section of Fingertips brings together indicators of child health for local government and CCG areas across several different themes.

The snapshot PDF profiles are updated annually. Further guidance and pre-release information are available for each year from 2014.

  1. 2018 child health profiles
  2. 2017 child health profiles
  3. 2016 child health profiles
  4. 2015 child health profiles
  5. 2014 child health profiles

Pregnancy and birth statistics

The Pregnancy and birth section on Fingertips brings together data on factors related to conception, pregnancy and delivery, including breastfeeding indicators.

  1. Pregnancy and birth profiles: 2018 update
  2. Pregnancy and birth profiles: 2017 update

Breastfeeding statistics

See breastfeeding statistics for access to earlier and archived breastfeeding statistics.

Early years statistics

The Early years section on Fingertips brings together data on factors related to the health and outcomes for children aged 0 to 5 years.

  1. Early years profile: 2018 update
  2. Early years profiles: 2017 update

School-age children statistics

The school-age children section on Fingertips brings together data on factors related to the health and outcomes for children of school-age.

  1. School-age children profiles: 2017 update

Young people statistics

The Young people section on Fingertips brings together data on factors related to the health and outcomes for young people, up to 24 years.

  1. Young people profiles: 2017 update

Health visitor service delivery metrics

The quarterly and annual Health visitor service delivery metrics bring together local authority data on visits to pregnant women, children and families at several stages during pregnancy and early childhood.

Data and commentaries for 2015 to 2016 are available on the UK Government Web Archive, alongside supporting information and guidance. You can find health visitor delivery metrics from before 2015 at the NHS England website.

  1. Health visitor service delivery metrics: 2017 to 2018
  2. Health visitor service delivery metrics 2016 to 2017

Child development outcomes at 2 to 2 and a half years metrics

The quarterly and annual child development outcomes 2 to 2 and a half years metrics provide local authority data on outcomes for children aged 2 to 2 and a half years, as measured by the Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3 (ASQ-3).

User engagement

We welcome feedback on the child health profiles to help us adapt to meeting the changing needs of users. Published results of recent user feedback activities are available below.

  1. Child health profiles: summary of feedback exercise
Published 28 February 2017
Last updated 4 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Early years profile: 2018 update'.
  2. Added 'Pregnancy and birth profiles: 2018 update'.
  3. Added 'child health profiles: summary of feedback exercise'.
  4. Added child development outcomes at 2 to 2 and a half years metrics.
  5. Added 'School-age children profiles: 2017 update' and 'Young people profiles: 2017 update'.
  6. Added 'Early years profiles: 2017 update'.
  7. Added 'Pregnancy and birth profiles: 2017 update'.
  8. Added health service delivery metrics and link to new child and maternal health data and intelligence guidance
  9. First published.