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To be really concerned about child health in the UK now?

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user1477282676 Wed 01-Feb-17 13:03:35

I just read this article in the Guardian

www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/25/poverty-in-the-uk-jeopardising-childrens-health-warns-landmark-report?utm_content=bufferf0da0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

And I couldn't believe the figures! How can the UK have some of the highest child mortality rates in Europe!? How!?

The read is a depressing one but is it all true? Really?

DJBaggySmalls Wed 01-Feb-17 13:10:39

Thats terrifying, and disgusting.
Its very telling that the situation has changed so drastically under one government.

user1477282676 Wed 01-Feb-17 13:12:42

Yes it is isn't it!? I know the UK has never been perfect in my lifetime...I'm 40 now...but have we always had this sort of infant mortality rate!? Surely not!

user1477282676 Wed 01-Feb-17 13:13:49

"In England’s most deprived areas, 40% of children were overweight or obese in the last year, compared to 27% in the most affluent."

DesignedForLife Wed 01-Feb-17 13:19:21

Yet we are better than Denmark

Mumzypopz Wed 01-Feb-17 13:29:52

Bit miffed why they are linking a high level of child deaths to only 34% babies not being breastfed by six month a in the UK. Not aware many children die due to being bottle-fed? Plus that doesn't tie in to their opening statement that the majority of deaths are from cancer and congenital deformities etc.

specialsubject Wed 01-Feb-17 13:44:28

The leading causes are cancer, injuries, poisonings, congenital conditions and developmental disorders.

None of those are due to any government.

A majority of the infant deaths are due to prematurity.

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