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JSNA Navigator : Domain three - Lifestyles and health improvement

The data and indicators on this page are no longer being updated. More recent data is available in the child and maternal health section on PHE’s Fingertips tool.

Obesity and physical activity

  • A service snapshot relating to obesity can be found on Data Atlas. The report examines some of the factors which are known to influence levels of obesity in a given population, analysing the available data for your area. Some of the wider implications of obesity both for healthcare services and society more generally are described, again relating these to the available data for your area. You will need to select your local area using the drop-down box at the top of the page.
    The snapshot provides information on:
    • trends in obesity for children in Reception and those in Year 6
    • school meals
    • physical activity
    • dental health

  • Further information on obese and overweight children from the Government's National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England. The link provides data on the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obese children.

  • Statistics from the PE and Sport Survey 2009/10, carried out on behalf of the Department for Education, are available in Data Atlas. The survey aimed to collect information about participation in PE and out-of-hours school sport, and took place between 2003/04 and 2009/10. The most recent survey comprised a census of all schools in England and achieved a response rate of 99.8%.


Healthy start

Smoking in pregnancy is associated with a range of risk factors for the unborn baby, including increased risk of stillbirth, premature birth and its associated problems, infections, asthma, glue ear, and sudden infant death syndrome. NICE recommends that all pregnant women who smoke – and all those who are planning a pregnancy or who have an infant aged under 12 months – should be referred for help to quit smoking. The risks associated with smoking in pregnancy can be reduced or removed if women are supported to quit before becoming pregnant or in the early stages of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding has a major role to play in public health, promoting health in both the short and long-term for baby and mother. Babies who are not breastfed are at a higher risk of a number of specific health hazards which may lead to a hospital admission. Data show that, in general, the majority of women initiate breastfeeding but babies who are still breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks are in a minority.


Risky behaviours

Young people who engage in risky lifestyle behaviours are at risk of harming both their short and long-term health.

  • Public Health England (PHE) supports local authorities to deliver locally appropriate interventions and services by providing data, interpretation and evidence to enable local teams improve the public’s health. The aim of this support pack is to support the JSNA process and to help local authorities to commission specialist substance misuse services for young people. It also supports the 2010 Drug Strategy’s aim that “specialist substance misuse interventions should be delivered according to a young person’s age, their levels of vulnerability and the severity of their substance misuse problem, and should help young people become drug and alcohol-free”
    Alcohol and drugs: JSNA support pack (external link)

  • Statistics on smoking, drinking and illegal drugs, as well as admissions related to drinking and drugs.

  • Statistics on the prevalence of chlamydia are available through Data Atlas. The rate is linked to expected falls in chlamydia prevalence. To achieve this, positivity needs to be within a range that is consistent with an accessible and efficient service.

  • A report on teenage pregnancy is available through Data Atlas. You will need to select your local area using the drop-down box at the top of the page. The report examines risk factors and outcomes relating to teenage pregnancy.

  • The number of teenage conceptions, including those ending in abortion, are available in Data Atlas. You can choose to view the information as a map to easily compare your area to the surrounding areas and all other areas in the country.
    Teenage conceptions: atlas.chimat.org.uk/IAS/dataviews/view?viewId=96
    Teenage conceptions ending in abortion: atlas.chimat.org.uk/IAS/dataviews/view?viewId=114

  • Statistics on teenage mothers are available through Data Atlas.





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