This is how many children have been admitted to hospital in Derbyshire for alcohol, drug abuse or self-harm

Shocking new government figures have revealed the amount of children admitted to hospital in Derbyshire for alcohol-related conditions, drug abuse and self-harm.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 12:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 1:13 pm
Public Health England report

The Derbyshire Child Health Profile report by Public Health England looks at a range of areas include the number of teenage mothers, family homelessness, and obesity in children. It then compares the county data with national data and also looks at trends over previous years to see if things are improving, staying the same or getting worse. Find the report in full here.

The report shows that from 2015/16 to 2017/18, there were 181 hospital admissions in Derbyshire for alcohol-specific conditions in under 18s. This is an average of 39.4 per 100,000 population, higher than the national average.
There were 302 hospital admissions involving people aged 15-24 in Derbyshire between 2015/16 and 2017/18. This is an average of 119.2 per 100,000 population - higher than the national average of 87.9.

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In 2017/18, there were 171 hospital admissions in Derbyshire for children aged between 0 and 17 for mental health conditions. This is an increase on previous years and is also higher than the national average.
In 2017/18, there were 675 hospital admissions as a result of self-harm. The average across England is 421.2
The number of obese children in Derbyshire aged between 4 and 5 in 2017/18 was 806, while the number of obese children aged between 10 and 11 was 1,478. Both of these trends are getting worse, the report shows.
There were 248 statutory homeless households with dependent children or pregnant women in Derbyshire in 2017/18. This is an average of 0.7 per 100,000 population, lower than the national average.
Between 2015 and 2017, there were 66 children killed or seriously injured on the roads in Derbyshire.
The number of children in care in Derbyshire has decreased. There were 720 children in care in the county in 2018.
The number of teenage mothers in Derbyshire is decreasing. The report shows there were 42 in Derbyshire in 2017/18.
The latest figures, for 2016, showed there were 19,995 children in low income families in Derbyshire, which is a decrease on previous years.