Report Card 11

A new UNICEF report, Report Card 11, puts the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and the UK in 10th and 16th position respectively in a league table of child well-being in the world's richest countries.

The report also highlights that ROI has the highest rate of children exercising with almost 1 in 3 children exercising for at least an hour a day. 70% and 60% of children from ROI and the UK report eating breakfast every day, respectively.

A rise in the number of children who are overweight puts ROI ahead of the UK, Germany and France. Over 15% of children in Ireland are overweight by BMI while 12% of those in the UK are overweight. ROI has a relatively low child poverty rate of 8.5% but those who fall below the poverty line fall harder than in other countries

Read the full report on the UNICEF website (PDF, 3.5MB) .

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Posted: 10/04/2013 12:12:55 by Emily Kelleher


 

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