Research and analysis
Weight change in primary school age children
Analysis of data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) in 4 local authorities from 2006 to 2015.
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This report examines how weight status tracks in individual children during primary school using the NCMP data from 4 local authorities.
The participating authorities had a larger than the national average proportion of children from deprived and Black and Asian ethnic communities. The data is therefore not nationally representative.
To date, analysis of NCMP data has shown that the prevalence of obesity doubles between Reception and Year 6, and is higher in children from certain black and minority ethnic groups and those from the most deprived areas.
Published: 14 March 2017
From: Public Health England