National Child Measurement Programme, England - 2017/18 School Year [PAS]Official statistics, National statistics
- Publication Date:
- 11 Oct 2018
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Regions, Local Authorities
- Deprivation gap for obesity – Reception
- Deprivation gap for obesity – Year 6
- Deprivation gap for severe obesity – Reception
- Deprivation gap for severe obesity – Year 6
- ONS Area Classification
- Data Quality - Coverage
- Data Quality – Missing and imprecise data
- Data Quality – Timeliness
- Other data sources
- Author, Copyright and Licensing
Obesity prevalence (including severe obesity) was more than twice as high in year 6 (20.1% which equates to 116,134 children) compared to reception (9.5%, 58,196 children).
Severe obesity prevalence was higher in year 6 (4.2%) compared to reception (2.4%).
The proportion of underweight children was higher in year 6 (1.4%) than in reception (1.0%).
Around three quarters of reception children were healthy weight (76.6%). In year 6 it was around two thirds (64.3%).
For more information: Table 1a National Child Measurement Programme, England, 2017/18 school year.