The Child's Family

The environment of the family, which includes home activities as well as the parents’ physical and mental health, provide the backdrop and context for children’s health and development. Therefore, the survey explored a number of aspects of the family, including shared activities (such as reading, singing, telling stories to young children and sharing meals) as well as risk factors (such as smoking in the household, parenting stress, and the health status of the child’s parents). These indicators provide a picture of some factors that can influence a child’s health and well-being.

This section includes the following indicators: