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NCMP and Child Obesity Profile: academic year 2017 to 2018 update

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and Child Obesity Profile online data tool: update with added data for academic year 2017 to 2018.

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NCMP and Child Obesity Profile

NCMP and Child Obesity Profile: short statistical commentary, January 2019

Details

The NCMP and Child Obesity Profile online data tool has been updated.

This annual update adds data for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. It also includes:

  • slope index of inequality (a measure of inequality, representing the difference between the most and least deprived areas) for obesity in England
  • addition of historic severe obesity data

The NCMP and Child Obesity Profile displays prevalence of obesity, severe obesity, overweight, healthy weight and underweight at local, regional and national level over time; for children in Reception (aged 4 to 5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years).

Users can compare local authority (LA) data by region or between ‘CIPFA nearest neighbours’ (LAs with similar characteristics).

The tool also presents inequalities in obesity prevalence by sex, deprivation quintile and ethnic group by LA.

Published 15 January 2019