School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Anglo-Indian advantage

May 20, 2010

British Indian children have substantially better mental health than their white British counterparts, according to a study. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine used data from the 1999 and 2004 British Child and Adolescent Mental Health surveys, which took nationwide samples of 5-16-year-olds living in England. The proportion of Indian children with a mental health disorder was 3.7 per cent, the lowest of any major ethnic group and substantially lower than the 10 per cent reported in white children. Part of the Indian mental health advantage was explained by the fact that Indian children had higher academic attainment and were more likely to come from two-parent families.

Already registered?

Sign in now if you are already registered or a current subscriber. Or subscribe for unrestricted access to our digital editions and iPad and iPhone app.

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Board Member BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY (MAIN OFFICE)

Most Commented

Elderly woman looking up at sky

A recent paper claims that the quality of researchers declines with age. Five senior scientists consider the data and how they’ve contributed through the years

Otto illustration (5 May 2016)

Craig Brandist on the proletarianisation of a profession and how it leads to behaviours that could hobble higher education

smiley, laugh, happy, funny, silly, face, faces

Scholars should cheer up and learn to take the rough with the smooth, says John Tregoning

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration 19 May 2016

Tim Blackman’s vision of higher education for the 21st century is one in which students of varying abilities learn successfully together

James Minchall illustration (12 May 2016)

An online experiment proves that part of the bill for complying with the Freedom of Information Act is self-inflicted, says Louis Goddard