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Department of Children and Youth Affairs. (2020) State of the nation's children. Part III: Children’s outcomes. Dublin: Government Publications.

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This section of State of the Nation's Children (SONC) provides information on children’s health outcomes; educational outcomes; and social, emotional and behavioural outcomes. This includes, for example, smoking; alcohol and cannabis use; births to teenage girls; health conditions and hospitalisation; educational attainment; and self-reported happiness.

Data are drawn from the CSO (Vital Statistics); the Health Behaviour of School aged Children (HBSC) surveys; the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys; the National Intellectual Disability Database; the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database; the National Perinatal Reporting System; the Healthcare Pricing Office; the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative; the National Suicide Research Foundation; the Department of Education and Skills (DES); DCEDIY; and Tusla.

Social, emotional and behavioural outcomes p.33

  • Participation in decision-making p.34
  • Reading as a leisure activity p.36
  • Smoking cigarettes: weekly smoking p.37
  • Smoking cigarettes: never smoking p.40
  • Alcohol use: drunkenness p.43
  • Alcohol use: never drinking p.46
  • Cannabis Use p.49
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Screening / Assessment
22 December 2020
71 p.
Government Publications
Corporate Creators
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Place of Publication
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