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

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Deprivation - Reception

There is a strong relationship between deprivation1 and obesity.

Obesity prevalence was over twice as high in the most deprived areas (12.8%) than the least deprived areas (5.7%).

Obesity prevalence by deprivation for reception

 

Severe obesity prevalence was almost four times as high in the most deprived areas (3.8%) than the least deprived areas (1.0%).

In general underweight prevalence decreases as deprivation decreases (not shown on chart).

Severe obesity prevalence by deprivation for reception

 

1. Deprivation has been defined by the deprivation decile of the local super output area in which the child lives.

For more information: Table 6a (deprivation based on postcode of the child), National Child Measurement Programme, England, 2017/18 school year.

Last edited: 4 October 2018 7:43 am