These pages bring together detailed information for particular population groups, such as children and young people and older people.
Children and Young People
PHE Child Health Profiles 2017
Public Health England’s Child Health Profiles provide a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England.
Health and Wellbeing Report
Routinely available data on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are presented in this briefing, with the aim of informing children’s commissioning and service specifications. Where possible data are presented at district level and trends shown to indicate patterns of change, which could help with future planning. Data are presented on demographics, wider determinants of health, mental health, health improvement, health protection, social care, health service usage and mortality.
National Child Measurement Programme
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the weight and height of children in Reception and Year 6 to monitor levels of overweight and obesity in primary schools. We produce a local briefing for Cambridgeshire. National Child Measurement Programme
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the weight and height of children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) to monitor levels of overweight and obesity in primary schools. Data from the NCMP can be used to inform the local planning and delivery of services.
Key points for 2016/17
- Cambridgeshire has had statistically significantly low percentages of overweight pupils of both Reception and Year 6 age in comparison to England for five consecutive years between 2012/13 and 2016/17.
- Peterborough is statistically similar to England in 2016/17 for Reception age overweight prevalence but is now statistically significantly worse than England for Year 6 overweight prevalence, with 36.8% of Year 6 pupils in Peterborough falling within the overweight (including obese) measurement category for 2016/17. Overweight (including obese) prevalence among Year 6 pupils in Peterborough has increased 2.6 percentages points between 2015/16 and 2016/17 and by 6.3 percentage points between 2013/14 (at which time Peterborough was statistically significantly lower (better) than England) and 2016/17. Over this same period, national prevalence has increased by only 0.7 percentage points.
- Pooled data for the 3 years 2014/15 – 2016/17 show that Cambridgeshire has a statistically significantly high percentage of Reception Year pupils with a healthy weight compared to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough average. However, the percentage of pupils within this age group in Fenland with a healthy weight is statistically significantly low compared to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough average and conversely, percentages in Fenland with obesity (including severe obesity) and severe obesity are statistically significantly high. For Year 6, Cambridgeshire has a statistically significantly high percentage of pupils with a healthy weight and statistically significantly low percentages of pupils with obesity or severe obesity. Fenland has a statistically significantly low percentage of Year 6 pupils with a healthy weight and statistically significantly high percentages with obesity or severe obesity in comparison to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough average.
- Pooled data for 2014/15 – 2016/17 show Peterborough to have a statistically significantly low percentage of both Reception Year and Year 6 pupils with a healthy weight, as well as statistically significantly high percentages of pupils with obesity and severe obesity compared to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough average. 1.3% of Reception Year pupils in Peterborough are underweight which is statistically significantly higher than the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough average.
- There is strong correlation across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough between relative deprivation and recorded prevalence of obesity and severe obesity. Obesity and severe obesity within both the Reception and Year 6 age groups are statistically significantly worse than the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough average in the two most deprived quintiles for the pooled period 2014/15 – 2016/17 and statistically significantly better than this average for pupils within the least deprived quintile. At electoral ward level across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, correlation between deprivation and obesity prevalence is stronger in the Year 6 cohort than in pupils of Reception age.
- There are observed inequalities in NCMP overweight/obese/severely obese prevalence between ethnicities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with statistically significantly poor indicator values in comparison to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough average observed among ‘Black-African’, ‘Bangladeshi’, ‘Pakistani’ and ‘White and Black African’ ethnic groups.
- 2016/17 NCMP participation rates are statistically significantly low in Peterborough compared to both Cambridgeshire and national averages, but above the minimum participation threshold of 85.0% for Year 6 but not Reception Year children.
NCMP data for Cambridgeshire are presented by district, electoral ward, sex, ethnicity, deprivation and Office for National Statistics (ONS) Area Classifications in our Cambridgeshire Peterborough NCMP Report 2014-15 – 2016-17
For more information on the NCMP see http://content.digital.nhs.uk/ncmp
Healthy Ageing and Prevention
A summit was held in November 2015, aiming to develop a system-wide agenda to embed preventative principles and a healthy ageing vision across organisations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
A slideset has been developed by Public Health at Cambridgeshire County Council for use in training and awareness raising activities for falls prevention.
Feel free to adapt and tailor appropriately for particular events and audiences.