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

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ONS Area Classification

Obesity prevalence for children in reception was highest in disadvantaged urban communities and multicultural city life areas1 for both reception and year 6.

Obesity was least prevalent in urban fringe areas for both age groups.

Obesity prevalence by ONS area classification for reception and year 6


1. These classifications use census data to identify areas of the country with similar characteristics. For further details see:

For more information: Table 7a (based on postcode of the child), National Child Measurement Programme, England, 2017/18 school year.

Last edited: 5 October 2018 2:09 pm