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National Child Measurement Programme, England - 2017/18 School Year [PAS]

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National Child Measurement Programme, England - 2017/18 School Year [PAS]


This report presents findings from the Government's National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2017-18 school year.

It covers children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) in mainstream state-maintained schools in England.

The report contains analyses of Body Mass Index (BMI) classification rates by age, sex and ethnicity as well as geographic analyses.

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Key Facts

In Reception obesity prevalence remained similar at 9.5% in 2017/18
In Year 6 it increased from 20.0% in 2016/17 to 20.1% in 2017/18
Obesity prevalence was higher for boys than girls in both age groups
Obesity prevalence for children living in the most deprived areas was more than double that of those living in the least deprived areas for both reception and year 6

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