4.4%Only just over 4% of children aged 5–14 eat enough vegetables.
42%of children experience decay in their baby teeth.
1.5Boys are 1.5 times as likely to be hospitalised for injury than girls.
43%Around 43% of children live with at least one chronic condition.
Children's health programs and support
Good dental health for life
An early start is a good start! Regular dental check-ups are important from the age of one, or within six months of the first tooth appearing. For members with Extras cover, using a CBHS Choice Network provider can reduce or remove the gap for selected preventative dental services like check-ups.
Kids learn through play, and sometimes that involves accidents. This is because kids are not as good as adults in being able to assess the risks involved in new activities and avoid potential dangers. Falls are the most common reason for injury-related hospitalisation for injuries across all age groups. Family Hospital cover can give you peace of mind and help ensure your little ones are well taken care of when they need it most. Read more about our family insurance options.
Caring for those precious eyes
Around 12% of children experience a vision disorder, with long-sightedness and short-sightedness being the two most common. In children aged 10-14, one in six will need glasses or contact lenses. By catching any vision problems early, there’s time to correct them before they impact your child’s learning. Our Extras covers include generous benefits for optical services, plus we have some of Australia’s biggest brands in our CBHS Choice Network of providers.
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/immunisation-for-children https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/children-youth/australias-children/contents/health/chronic-conditionshttps://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/children-youth/eye-health-australian-children/contents/summary https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/content/The%20Guidelines/n55f_children_brochure.pdf
All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified health care professional.