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Obesity

Health written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of (a) childhood and (b) adult obesity was in each (i) local authority area, (ii) health authority area and (iii) constituency in each of the last 30 years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested is not available in the format or years requested.

Information on the prevalence of obese children is provided through the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). However, this is only available for children in Reception year (four to five years) and year 6 (10 to 11) for the school years 2006-07 to 2011-12. This information is available in the following tables.

Tables 3A and 3B in the excel file accompanying ‘National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2011-12 school year’. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09283

Table 3A and 3B in the excel file accompanying ‘National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2010-11 school year’. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB03034

Table 3 in the excel file accompanying ‘National Child Measurement Programme; England, 2009-10 school year’. The table has been placed in the Library and is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB00776

Table 3 in the excel file accompanying ‘National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2008-09 school year’. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB00760

Table 4-6 in the excel file accompanying ‘National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2007-08 school year’. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB02314

Table 4 in the excel file accompanying ‘National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2006-07 school year’. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB02302

Further information showing the prevalence of children (aged two to 15) who are obese is also collected through the Health Survey for England This information is provided at Table 4 of the Child trend tables from ‘Health Survey for England—2011 trend tables’. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09302

Information on the prevalence of obese adults (aged 16 and over) in England for each year from 1993 to 2011 is available in Table 4 of the Adult trend tables from ‘Health Survey for England—2011 trend tables’. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09302

Information on the prevalence of obese adults is collected by strategic health authority (SHA) for years 2006-08, and 2010-11. Data was not collected by SHA in 2009. The information available is provided in table 10.4 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2011: Health, social care and lifestyles’ report. The table has been placed in the Library and is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09300

Table 10.3 on page 15 of chapter 10—Adult anthropometric measures, overweight and obesity of the ‘Health Survey for England—2010: Respiratory health’ report. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/hse10report

Table 7.3 on page 194 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2008: Physical activity and fitness’ report. The table has been placed in the Library and is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/hse08physicalactivity

Table 3.3 on page 53 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2007: Healthy lifestyles: knowledge, attitudes and behaviour’ report.. This information is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/hse07healthylifestyles

Table 5.3 on page 99 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2006: CVD and risk factors for adults, obesity and risk factors for children: Volume 1, Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in adults' report’. The table, has been placed in the Library and is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/hse06cvdandriskfactors

Information on the percentage of obese adults (aged 65 and over) by SHA in 2005 is available in Table 4.3 on page 80 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2005: Health of Older People' report’. The table has been placed in the Library and is available at:

www.hscic.gov.uk/article/2021/Website-Search?productid =1408&q==health+survey+for+england&topics=13208& infotype=13370&sort=Relevance&size=10&page=l&area= both#top

The following publications have already been placed in the Library:

Health Survey for England—2011 trend tables

Health Survey for England—2010: Respiratory health

Health Survey for England—2007: Healthy lifestyles: knowledge, attitudes and behaviour

National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2011-12 school year

National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2010-11 school year

National Child Measurement Programme: England, 2008-09 school year

National Child Measurement Programme: results from the 2007-08 school year, headline results

National Child Measurement Programme: results from the 2006-07 school year, headline results

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