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Children & Young People: Childhood Obesity

Key findings

National Child Measurement Programme: Wirral Council Profile
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of over one-million children aged 4-5 and 10-11 years each year in primary schools in England. The NCMP is an excellent source of surveillance data which helps increase understanding of the patterns and trends in underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity among the child population.


House of Commons: Briefing Paper on Obesity - June 2015

This briefing gives statistics on obesity for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with international comparisons. Breakdowns by age, gender, local authority and deprivation are given where possible, and data for both adult and child obesity is covered 


Background information related to Obesity
This PHE data and analysis tool provides a range of information including related to Obesity


Further information 

Obesity: prevention and lifestyle weight management in children and young people (July 2015)
This NICE quality standard covers a range of approaches at a population level to prevent children and young people aged under 18 years from becoming overweight or obese, including interventions for lifestyle weight management. 

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