A longstanding health condition is any illness, condition or disability that has or will trouble a child over a period of time. Children with these conditions can have poorer quality of life, poorer social and emotional development, and poorer educational achievement.
As part of its work on the prevalence of chronic health conditions, IPH produced prevalence estimates for longstanding conditions among children aged three-years. The estimates are based on data from the Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children (GUI) and relate to the following five common serious conditions:
For each condition we: