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

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Deprivation gap for severe obesity – Year 6

The gap between severe obesity prevalence for the most and least deprived areas1 increased by 2.0 percentage points due to prevalence increasing in the most deprived areas and remaining similar in the least deprived.


Severe obesity prevalence in the least deprived areas remained similar for both boys and girls. In the most deprived areas severe 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 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