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This is the National Child Measurement Programme - Year 6 JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

 Headlines:

  • Bolton Year 6 age children have an unhealthier weight than the average child in the North West and England across all weight categories;
  •  In Year 6, 20.0% of children are obese which is an increase from 7.8% for those of Reception age (see accompanying Indicator Sheet);
  • Asian ethnicities are more likely to be underweight in Bolton;
  • Obesity in Bolton's Year 6 children is the only category to increase significantly over the period of the NCMP but this trend is now coming back into line (since 2010/11).

This is the National Child Measurement Programme - Reception JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines:

  • Reception age children generally have a healthier weight than the North West and England, but are more likely to be underweight;
  • However, this positive picture changes by Year 6 (see accompanying Indicator Sheet) where Bolton performs poorly across all weight categories;
  • South Asian ethnicities in Bolton are more likely to be underweight, whilst the Asian Pakistani population is more likely to be obese compared to the Asian Indian population;
  • With some exceptions, Reception children are more likely to be obese in the more deprived South East and East of the borough.

The 2013-2014 indicator sheet can be downloaded by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1orkj8S

This is the BMI Obese JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

  • Obesity is higher in Bolton women than Bolton men;
  • From modelled estimates, obesity in Bolton is average for the Greater Manchester connurbation;
  • Locally, obesity has been increasing consistently for both genders;
  • There is an inequality gradient for obesity in Bolton with the most deprived having the highest prevalence of obesity;
  • The Black, Asian Pakistani, and White Other ethnicities have the highest rates of obesity in Bolton;
  • Those disabled in Bolton are far more likely to be obese;
  • Obesity is more common in the areas of Deane & Middle Hulton, Central Farnworth, and Townleys.

The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing concentrates on the issue of obesity.

This report reviews the available information about the use of drugs by the general public to enhance the body (including the mind). It examines some of the historical context;  the reasons behind the increasing availability and use in the past few decades; the general harms to public health and difficulties in detecting and preventing harms with current systems; their effects on the body and the harms that they may cause; the research that is needed so that society can develop an effective and efficient response to protect and promote public health.

This report presents analysis of data from the first five years of 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 guidance is for NHS and other commissioners, managers and professionals who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for:

  • women who are pregnant or who are planning a pregnancy
  • mothers who have had a baby in the last 2 years.

It is particularly aimed at: GPs, obstetricians, midwives, health visitors, dietitians, community pharmacists and all those working in antenatal and postnatal services and children’s centres.

It may also be of interest to women before, during and after pregnancy, their partners and families, and other members of the public.

In this guidance the term ‘weight management’ involves:

  • assessing and monitoring body weight
  • preventing someone from becoming overweight (body mass index [BMI] 25–29.9 kg/m²) or obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m²)
  • helping someone to achieve and maintain a healthy weight by eating healthily and being physically active.

The six recommendations are based on approaches that have been proven to be effective for the whole population. They include advice on:

  • How to help women with a BMI of 30 or more to lose weight before and after pregnancy – and how to help them eat healthily and keep physically active during pregnancy.
  • How to help all pregnant women eat healthily and keep physically active.
  • The role of community-based services.
  • The professional skills needed to achieve the above.

Follow the link for full details:http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH27

This report has been superseded. The most update PHIT analysis can be accessed by clicking here

In depth analytical topic  report from the Public Health Intelligence Team into the National Child Measurement Programme data for Bolton for the year 2008/09.

Report discussing the intertwined nature of alcohol and food in relation to consumption and their long term physical and psycho-social effects, providing the evidence base on interventions for promoting healthy food and alcohol consumption.

Analytical report on the results of the 2009/10 National Child Measurement Programme, providing analysis by PCT and Local Authority as well as by ethnicity, deprivation and geodemographic classification.

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