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National Child Measurement Programme - Changes in children's body mass index between 2006/07 and 2010/11

Abstract

This report presents analysis of data from the first five years of National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and describes the changes that have taken place across survey years in the body mass index (BMI) of children aged 4/5 and 10/11 years attending state maintained schools in England.

Prevalence of obesity and mean BMI (adjusted for age) have been used to summarise the BMI of the child population by school year and sex. Analysis has also been conducted to examine changes across the BMI distribution, by level of socioeconomic deprivation, and by ethnic group.

Information Type

Report

Geographical Level

National

Population Level

Children

Source

National Obesity Observatory

Keywords

body mass index, BMI, childhood obesity

Status

Current

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