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National Child Measurement Programme, England 2020/21 School Year

Official statistics, National statistics

National Statistics

More detailed description of weighting methodology provided

A more detailed description of the weighting methodology is given in the Methodology and Data Quality, Weighting data section. 

19 July 2022 09:20 AM

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Part 3: Ethnicity

Data quality checks have been undertaken to ensure that the dataset remains representative by ethnic group. Analyses indicate that the ethnicity data presented in this section is broadly comparable with previous years. See the Methodology and Data Quality section for more information.

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

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



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


Ethnic groups displayed here have been derived by combining lower level NHS ethnic groups.  A lower level breakdown is available in tables 5 and 6. 

Last edited: 17 July 2022 10:54 pm