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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

Map showing prevalence of current levels of population classed as BMI underweight within Bolton at MSOA (Middle Super Output Area) level. Taken from Bolton Health Survey 2010.

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