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National Child Measurement Programme, England - 2017/18 School Year [PAS]Official statistics, National statistics
- Publication Date:
- 11 Oct 2018
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, Regions
- 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 - Year 6
Obesity prevalence was over twice as high in the most deprived areas (26.8%) than the least deprived areas (11.7%).
Severe obesity prevalence was over four times as high (7.0% and 1.6% respectively).
Combined overweight and obesity prevalence ranged from 41.4% in the most deprived areas to 24.5% in the least deprived areas (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.