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

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Deprivation gap for severe obesity – Reception

The gap between severe obesity prevalence for the most and least deprived areas1 increased by 0.5 percentage points due to prevalence remaining similar in the most deprived areas and reducing in the least deprived.


Severe obesity prevalence in the least deprived areas reduced for both boys and girls. In the most deprived areas severe obesity prevalence remained similar for both boys and 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 6d (deprivation based on postcode of the school), National Child Measurement Programme, England, 2017/18 school year.

Last edited: 12 July 2021 11:41 am