Changes in children’s BMI between 2006/07 and 2010/11
National Obesity Observatory
This report presents analysis of data from the first five years of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and describes the changes that have taken place across survey years in the body mass index (BMI) of children aged 4–5 and 10–11 years attending state maintained schools in England.
Prevalence of obesity and mean BMI (adjusted for age) have been used to summarise the BMI of the child population by school year and sex. Analysis has also been conducted to examine changes across the BMI distribution, by level of socioeconomic deprivation, and by ethnic group.
This report provides an update on the analysis presented by the National Obesity Observatory (NOO) in 2011.