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Health: Obesity

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Skidelsky Lord Skidelsky Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

For each year between 1992 and 2006, or as early and as late as data are available between those years, whether they will provide, in tabular form, the proportion among the total population and among the five to 15 age group, or nearest available range, of (a) obese people; (b) people with a body mass index greater than or equal to 30; and (c) people with a body mass index greater than or equal to 26.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The information is not available in the exact format requested. The Health Survey for England—Updating of Trend Tables to Include 2005 Data, published by the Information Centre for Health and Social Care, is available in the Library.

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