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Children living in poverty in the UK are four times more likely to have mental health problems than children from high-income families. In turn, black and minority ethnic (BME) children are more likely to be living in poverty than are white British children. However, statistics on child and adolescent mental health by ethnicity are woefully lacking in the UK, with the last comprehensive national survey done 14 years ago. For BME adults, research indicates a higher prevalence of diagnosed mental health problems compared with white adults but longitudinal data show that the pattern is mixed and inconsistent over time.