Official Statistics

National child measurement programme (NCMP): trends in child BMI between 2006 to 2007 and 2018 to 2019

A report that provides a review of the changes in children's body mass index (BMI) over specific time intervals.



This report presents data on the trends in child body mass index from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), between 2006 to 2007, and 2018 to 2019.

The report covers trends in:

  • severe obesity
  • obesity
  • excess weight (overweight and obesity combined)

Trends are examined within different socioeconomic and ethnic groups, to assess whether existing health inequalities are widening or narrowing.

The report is intended for use by local authorities and other organisations. The HTML report can be used freely with acknowledgement to Public Health England (PHE).

Published 4 June 2020