Health of Aussie Kids

The health of our kids

If you took 100 Aussie Kids...

51%are boys

49% are girls

5% are aboriginal

84% live in couple families

8% were born overseas


Health & disability

Injury is a leading cause of death in children

7% of children had some level of disability

45% of children aged six had dental decay

1 in 5 children were overweight or obese

the most common injury hostipalisations were...

45% were falls

10% were land vehicle accidents

education

most children achieve above the national minimum standard for reading and numercy

80% of children aged 0-2 were read to or told stories at least once a week

by James li