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
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%).
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).
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.