PHIT Report (July 2015) - Analysis of the National Child Measurement Programme data 2013/2014 | Boltons Health Matters
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PHIT Report (July 2015) - Analysis of the National Child Measurement Programme data 2013/2014

Abstract

In-depth analysis of NCMP by Bolton Council Public Health Intelligence Team

Headlines

  • Approximately 1 in 10 Reception children and 1 in 5 Year 6 children in Bolton are classified as very overweight
  • 22.8% of Reception aged children and 34.3% of Year 6 children are either overweight or very overweight
  • The proportion of very overweight children more than doubles between Reception and Year 6
  • Boys in Bolton are more likely to be overweight or very overweight than girls
  • Asian children (especially Asian Indian) in Bolton are more likely to be underweight than the other major ethnic group. This proportion increases 3% from Reception (4.4%) to Year 6 (7.4%)
  • The ethnic profile of the child population in Bolton plays a role in the prevalence of obesity as does the geographical distribution
  • The association between deprivation and childhood obesity prevalence seen nationally is not so clear in Bolton
  • The proportion of underweight children is higher in areas of Bolton that are considered to be more deprived

 

 

Information Type

Report

Geographical Level

Sub-Bolton

Population Level

Children

Source

Public Health Intelligence Team, Bolton Council

Keywords

Obesity, NCMP, Overweight, Childhood Obesity, Farnworth
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PHIT Report NCMP 2015.pdf823.59 KB

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