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

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The difference in obesity prevalence between boys and girls was larger in year 6 than reception.

Underweight prevalence was higher for boys in reception but higher for girls in year 6.

Bar chart showing prevalence of the BMI classifications for reception and year 6 children by sex


The proportion of children in the healthy weight category is not shown as it would lengthen the scale making the differences for the other categories harder to see.   

For more information: Table 1a National Child Measurement Programme, England, 2017/18 school year.


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