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National Child Measurement Programme, England 2018/19 School Year [NS]

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Summary

This report presents findings from the Government's National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2018-19 school year.

It covers children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) in mainstream state-maintained schools in England.

The report contains analyses of Body Mass Index (BMI) classification rates by age, sex and ethnicity as well as geographic analyses.

A record-level anonymised file will be made available within a month of this publication.

Key facts

Image for infographic In Reception obesity prevalence increased
In Reception obesity prevalence increased

to 9.7% in 2018/19 from 9.5% in 2017/18

Image for infographic In Year 6 obesity prevalence remained similar
In Year 6 obesity prevalence remained similar

at 20.2% in 2018/19

Image for infographic Obesity prevalence was higher for boys than girls in both age groups
Obesity prevalence was higher for boys than girls in both age groups

10.0% of boys in reception were obese compared to 9.4% of girls

22.5% of boys in year 6 were obese compared to 17.8% of girls

Image for infographic Obesity prevalence increases with deprivation
Obesity prevalence increases with deprivation

Obesity prevalence for children living in the most deprived areas was more than double that of those living in the least deprived areas for both reception and year 6

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Last edited: 15 October 2019 11:51 am