Children of the new century: Mental health findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

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Mental health of 11-year-old children living in the UK

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The report finds that about one in ten (10.3 per cent) 11-year-olds in the UK has a mental health problem according to parents – or eight percent as reported by teachers, with symptoms including hyperactivity, conduct problems and peer problems as well as emotional problems.

The report shows that children from the lowest income families are four times more likely to have mental health problems than those from the highest earning backgrounds. It also suggests that not living with both natural parents is associated with mental health problems in children. Geography too has an impact – 11-year-olds in Scotland have a significantly lower prevalence of hyperactivity and peer problems than those in the rest of the UK.mental health children - key facts

via Centre for Mental Health | Children of the new century: Mental health findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.

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