Child and adolescent eating disorders (FOI)
Child and adolescent eating disorders (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 21 February 2017.
I am working on my dissertation, its title is: ‘Reasons for the increased prevalence of eating disorders in children and adolescents’. Statistics giving prevalence in the UK and in several other countries are available online but I have been unable to find any for Jersey other than those included in ‘A Mental Health Strategy for Jersey (2016-2020)’ under CAMHS Page 32 which gives some information on the number of referrals for 2013. As a result of telephone inquiries it has been suggested that I submit a Freedom of Information request.
I appreciate that the report, A Mental Health Strategy for Jersey (2016-2020), states that statistical data in relation to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is limited.
Please, if possible, provide the following information:
The number of children and adolescents who were treated for eating disorders in 2016 or the most recent year for which figures are available.
A breakdown of the total of 'A' into age bands.
A breakdown of the total of 'A' into gender.
The information requested in 'A', 'B' and 'C' above for previous years depending on when these records commenced and if possible to before 2000.
If there are no specific figures for eating disorders please provide:
The information, requested in 'A' to 'D' above, for mental health disorders.
An estimate of the number of referrals for eating disorders as a percentage of the total referrals for mental health illnesses.
There are 10 young people currently being supported by CAMHS in relation to eating Disorders. There may be other young people being supported within primary care or paediatrics with eating disorders but this information is not available.
The 10 individuals currently supported by CAMHS are aged 13 to 18.
A breakdown of genders will not be provided as this could allow identification of individuals and so is exempt under Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
Historic annual data is not available.
Please see the January 2011 to September 2016 referrals data given in a previous FOI response, available on the following link:
Referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (FOI)
The total number of all referrals for 2016 was 476.
The age breakdown for referrals 2011 to 2016 (updated to include Q4 2016 data) was:
|Five and under ||204 |
|6 to 10 years ||652 |
|11 to 15 years||1035 |
|16 to 18 years||585 |
We are unable to report on the gender breakdown for 2011 to 2016 as this data was not collected until 1 January 2017.
We are not currently able to report on the referral reason.
You may also find these previous FOI responses useful.
Eating disorders (FOI) 2010 to 2014
Eating disorders (FOI)
Referrals and admissions with eating disorders
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