Obesity: Children

Health written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of children in each multiple deprivation decile were classified as obese in 2009.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health

The information is not available in the form requested.

However, the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) provides data on the prevalence of obesity in children aged 4-5 years (reception year) and 10-11 years (year 6). Figures 13 and 14 in the NCMP report for 2008-09 provide information on the prevalence of obese children in reception and year 6 as measured by the index of multiple deprivation 2007. This publication has already been placed in the Library.

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