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National Child Measurement Programme, England, 2021/22 school year

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Part 3: Ethnicity

In both reception and year 6, the prevalence of children living with obesity was highest for Black children (16.2% and 33.0% respectively) and lowest for Chinese children (4.5% and 17.7% respectively).



Underweight prevalence was highest for Asian children in both reception and year 6 (4.3% and 3.3% respectively).


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, 2021/22 school year.

Last edited: 12 December 2022 1:37 pm