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

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Deprivation gap for obesity – Year 6

Between 2006/07 and 2017/18 the gap between obesity prevalence for the most and least deprived areas1 increased by 5.0 percentage points due to obesity prevalence increasing in the most deprived areas and remaining similar in the least deprived.


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

Overall therefore, the gap has increased more for boys than 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