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

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Obesity prevalence was highest for Black1 children in both reception and year 6.

It was lowest for Chinese children in reception and White and Chinese children in year 6.


Reception and year 6 obesity prevalence by ethnicity


Underweight prevalence was highest for Asian children in both reception and year 6.


Reception and year 6 underweight prevalence by ethnicity


1. Ethnic categories displayed here have been derived by combining lower level NHS ethnic categories.  A lower level breakdown is available in table 4. 

For more information: Table 4, National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2017/18 school year.

Last edited: 4 October 2018 6:55 am