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

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Deprivation gap for obesity – Reception

Between 2006/07 and 2017/18 the gap between obesity prevalence for the most and least deprived areas1 increased by 1.6 percentage points due to obesity prevalence remaining similar in the most deprived areas and reducing in the least deprived.


Obesity prevalence in the least deprived areas reduced for both boys and girls. In the most deprived areas obesity prevalence remained similar for boys but increased for girls.

Overall though, the increase in the gap over time was similar for boys and girls.


1. Deprivation is based on postcode of the school in this chart as postcode of the child was of poor quality in the early years of the NCMP.

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

Last edited: 12 July 2021 11:41 am