Best Start in Life Sub Group Page

The Best Start in Life Sub Group

Key Data about Our Children and Young People:

In 2017, there were 14,495 children 0-15 years, which is 15% of the population. An estimated 5,689 (16.7%) children in Aberdeen City were living in poverty. This is a decrease from 18% in 2015.

Aberdeen City is above the Scottish average for babies breastfed, 54.3% in comparison to 41.7%.

Women who are self-identified smoker at antenatal booking sits at 13.8% for Aberdeen City, where the Scottish average is 16.3%


Overall the data looks good, but there are hidden issues in our more deprived groups, suggesting this is where we should focus on.