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 Title   Source   Child category   Sub category   Data source   Data availability 
Prevalence of excess body weight and obesity in children and adolescents in school-aged children Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Outcomes / morbidity S R, M
Children's mortality from traffic accidents Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality / ICD-10 codes P R, E
Incidence of childhood leukaemia Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / cancer P R, E
Incidence of malignant melanoma Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / cancer P R, E
Policies to reduce unintentional child injury from falls, drowning, poisoning, fires and choking Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / injuries P R, M
Access to safe drinking water Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P
Actions to lower children's exposure to UV Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle indicators / safety P P, M
Blood lead level in young children Health status and wellbeing Body functions / blood P R, E
Children exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / tobacco P P, M
Children exposed to harmful noise at school Health systems and policy Determinants / environment / noise and health P P, M
Children exposed to heating and cooking related combustion products Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / environment / housing and health P P, M
Children living in homes with dampness problems Health status and wellbeing Determinants / environment / housing and health P P, M
Children living in the proximity of heavily trafficked roads Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / environment / air pollution P P, E
Children's exposure to chemical hazards in food Health systems and policy Determinants / environment / food poisoning and food safety P P
Children's mortality due to non-traffic unintentional injury Health status and wellbeing Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / injuries P R, E
Drinking water compliance Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P R
Exposure to air pollutants in outdoor air Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / environment / air pollution P P, M
Infant mortality due to respiratory diseases health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality / ICD-10 codes P R, E
Management of bathing water Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P
National action plans to prevent obesity Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P P, M
Outbreaks of waterborne diseases Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P P, M
Percentage of physically active children and adolescents Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P R, M
Policies for safe transportation of children Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P P, M
Policies to reduce children's exposure to tobacco smoke Health systems and policy Determinants / environment / air pollution P P, M
POPs in human milk Health systems and policy Determinants / environment / food poisoning and food safety P P, M
Prevalence of allergies and asthma in children Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / asthma P R, M
Waste water treatment Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P R, M
Water safety plans Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P
Work injuries among employees under 18 years old Health status and wellbeing Determinants / lifestyle indicators / safety P P, M
Diarrhoea morbidity Health status and wellbeing outcomes / morbidity / digestive tract diseases S R
Diarrhoea mortality Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality / ICD-10 codes S R, E
Hospital admissions for injuries Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / injuries S R, M
Incidence of childhood cancer Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / cancer S R, E
Morbidity due to poisoning Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / injuries S R
Mortality due to external causes Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality / ICD-10 codes S R, E
Mortality due to poisoning Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality / ICD-10 codes S R, E
Total infant mortality rate (IMR) between birth and exactly one year of age, expressed per 1000 total live births, by male, female and total, and by socio-economic group where available. Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality / infant mortality data S R, E
Percentage of children aged 0-14 living in localities with an annual mean concentration of >40 ppm of PM10. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Environment / air pollution , pollution, care of the environment S R, M
Percentage of inpatient bed days of children aged under 16 occurring in hospitals where accompanying by ‘parents’ day and night is offered, as a percentage of all bed days for this age-group. Health systems and policy Services / health care/ health care utilization and expenditure / service organisation, management and evaluation P
Annual incidence of childhood cancer per 100,000 population, for Leukaemia, malignant brain / CNS tumours, other malignant tumours in the age groups 0-15, 15-17 and in total Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / cancer S R, E
Total Under-20 years Mortality Rate per 100,000 population by male, female and total, and by socio-economic group where available. Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality S R, E
Annual incidence of Type I insulin-dependent diabetes per 100,000 population in age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17 and in total. Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / diabetes S R, M
Total mortality rate between birth and exactly five years of age (U5MR) expressed per 1000 total live births by male, female and total, and by socio-economic group where available. Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality S R, E
Percentage of 15 year old school children who report that they have: used cannabis more than twice during the last 30 days; ever used heroin, and Ever used ecstasy by male, female and total, and by socio-economic group when available. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle indicators / drug substances S P, M
Percentage of children aged 15 reporting that they have been drunk from alcohol consumption on two or more occasions, by male, female, and total, and by socio-economic group when available Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / alcohol S P, M
Immunisation rates for childhood immunisation, expressed as children aged 24-35 months inclusive, having completed primary courses of immunisation as a percentage of all children in that age group, separately for the following antigens: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, haemophilus influenza type b, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, meningococcus C. Health systems and policy Outcomes / morbidity / communicable diseases S R, M
Mean dmft index for 5 year old children and mean DMFT index for 12 year old children respectively by socio-economic group when available. Health status and wellbeing Determinants / lifestyle indicators / oral health S R, M
Annual incidence per 100,000 population of Measles, bacterial meningitis, tuberculosis in the age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17 by socio-economic group. Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / communicable diseases S R, M
Prevalence of asthma by gender, and in age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17, by socioeconomic group. Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / asthma S P, F
Five year survival rate for acute lymphatic leukaemia in age groups at diagnosis 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19 Health systems and policy Outcomes / morbidity / cancer S R, M
Percentage of children who are under the care or formal supervision of statutory Social Welfare or Social Services agencies, by male, female and total, and age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) family / parenthood terms /children in care S P, M
Percentage of children reporting that they smoke very week, by male, female, and total, at ages 11, 13, 15 and by socio-economic group when available. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle indicators / tobacco S P, M
Percentage of children reporting that they undertake vigorous activity outside of school hours for at least two hours a week, by male, female and total at ages 11, 13, 15 and by socio-economic group when available. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle indicators /sports and physical activity S P, M
Percentage of children who report that they find it easy or very easy to talk with their parents when something is really bothering them, as a percentage of all children, by male, female and total, at ages 11, 13 and 15 and by socio-economic group when available. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle indicators /family health and relations S P, M
Annual rate of overnight hospital inpatient admissions of children suffering burns, per 100,000 population by male, female and total, in age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17, and by socio-economic group when available. Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / injuries S P
Annual rate of overnight hospital inpatient admissions of children suffering from poisoning, per 100,000 population, by male, female, and total in age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17, and by socio-economic group when available. Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / injuries S P
Annual incidence of attempted suicide, defined by inpatient hospital stays with a discharge diagnosis of attempted suicide per 100,000 population, by male, female and total, in age groups 10-14 and 15-17 and by socio-economic group when available Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity S P
Annual incidence per 100,000 population of fracture of long-bones defined by specific ICD10 code, by male, female, and total, in age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17, and by socio-economic group when available. Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / musculoskeletal S P, F
Percentage of children who leave school (voluntarily or by exclusion) before the statutory school leaving age, by male, female and total. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Social determinants / school S
Percentage of children at school entry who are overweight or obese as measured by the age- and sex- specific international reference standards for Body Mass Index, optionally also at 10 and 15 years Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / obesity S P, M
Cause specific mortality rates per 100,000 population for: infectious diseases; congenital malformations; malignant neoplasms (cancers); unintentional injuries; burns, poisoning, transport accidents; drowning; suicide; assault and homicide; perinatal causes by male, female and total, in age groups under 1, 1-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17 and by socio-economic group where available Health status and wellbeing Demographic / mortality / ICD-10 codes S P, E
Existence and actual enforcement of legislation and regulations establishing mandatory requirements for safe mobility and transport for children Health systems and policy Services / health care/ health policy / health in all policies P
Existence and enforcement of laws and regulations aimed at protecting children from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in public places Health systems and policy Services / health care/ health policy / health in all policies P P
Existence of legislation and regulations that limit the use of lead in building and decorating materials and establish bio-monitoring of babies and children at high risk Health systems and policy Services / health care/ health policy / health in all policies P
Existence of policies aimed at assessing and reducing the exposure of babies and young children to potentially harmful noise in ICU units day care centres, schools and kindergartens Health systems and policy Services / health care/ health policy / health in all policies P
Exposure of children to household tobacco smoke Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle indicators / tobacco S P, F
Is it national policy that children in all ages in the following groups have access to both immunisation and to non-emergency diagnostic investigations comparable to that offered the general resident child population? Asylum seekers; children of illegal immigrants / illegal residents; homeless children; culturally itinerant children (gypsies, Romany etc). Health systems and policy Services / Health Care/ Health policy P P, E
Parental support for children Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle indicators /family health and relations S P, M
Percentage of all 12 month children receiving breastfeeding at 12 months Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data S P, F
Percentage of all 6 month children exclusively breastfed at 6 months Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data S R, M
Percentage of children aged 0-4 living in households where any member of the household smokes, by socio-economic group when available. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle indicators / tobacco S P, F
Percentage of children attending schools with a written anti-bullying policy in operation, as a percentage of all school children Health systems and policy Living status terms / bullied children P P, M
Percentage of children in the country protected by law against physical punishment, expressed as a percentage of the national child population - in schools and other places where children are looked after; in the home or by parents and family members. Health systems and policy Services, Health Care/ Health policy S P, E
Percentage of newborn children exclusively breastfed at hospital discharge or immediately after birth Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data S R, M
National law that assumes driver responsibility in a crash involving a child pedestrian (e.g., places the burden of proof on the driver) Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National law that bans the production and sale of latex balloons Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National law banning the marketing and sale of baby walkers Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National law controlling the sale of fireworks Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National law that enables restriction or banning of unsafe products Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
Government approved national injury prevention strategy with specific targets and timelines related to child and adolescent burn/scald prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
Government approved national injury prevention strategy with specific targets and timelines related to child and adolescent choking/strangulation prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
Government approved national injury prevention strategy with specific targets and timelines related to child and adolescent pedestrian safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National ministry/government department with mandated responsibility for child and adolescent poisoning prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
Government approved national injury prevention strategy with specific targets and timelines related to child and adolescent water safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National ministry/government department with mandated responsibility for child and adolescent moped/motor scooter safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
Government approved national injury prevention strategy with specific targets and timelines related to child and adolescent fall prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National ministry/government department with mandated responsibility for child and adolescent cycling safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent passenger safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent water safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent cycling safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent burn/scald prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent choking/strangulation prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent fall prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent moped/motor scooter safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent pedestrian safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National media campaign at least once in past five years targeting child and adolescent poisoning safety Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National programme of child home visits that includes education on child burn/scald prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National programme of child home visits that includes education on child fall prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National programme of child home visits that includes education on child poisoning prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M
National programme of child home visits that includes education on child choking/strangulation prevention Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle issues/ safety P R, M