Obesity: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st March 2021.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of childhood obesity levels in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Data on child obesity is available from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) at local authority, regional and England level. Data is not published by Parliamentary constituency.

The following table shows the prevalence of obesity levels in children aged four to five years old in Coventry.

Year

Number of children counted as obese

Obesity level

2019/20*

465

11.7%

2018/19

428

10.2%

2017/18

454

10.5%

2016/17

454

10.1%

2015/16

411

9.4%

Source: https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/national-child-measurement-programme

Note:

*96% of records were submitted compared to an average of the number measured in the previous three years

The following table shows the prevalence of obesity levels in children aged 10 to 11 years old in Coventry.

Year

Number of children counted as obese

Obesity level

2019/20

1015

25.3%

2018/19

967

22.6%

2017/18

956

23.5%

2016/17

928

24.2%

2015/16

848

23.1%

Source: https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/national-child-measurement-programme

Note:

*99% of records were submitted compared to an average of the number measured in the previous three years.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.