Obesity: Tools and data

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  • Website Child obesity and excess weight prevalence by Clinical Commissioning Group
    Obesity and excess weight prevalence data for reception (4-5 years) and year 6 (10-11 years) children, presented by CCG of child’s residence, from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Who plays sport? Active people survey
    The Active people survey is the largest survey of sport and active recreation carried out in Europe. The survey provides information on the national picture of who is taking part in sport and how are they participating; ...

    Publisher: Sport England
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website British Nutrition Foundation national pupil survey 2014 UK survey results
    The purpose of the National Pupil Survey was to find out what children and young people know about healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from. It also asked their opinion on a number of food related aspects, as we ...

    Publisher: British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website OECD obesity update
    The majority of the population, and one in five children, are overweight or obese in the OECD area. A nearly tenfold variation in rates of obesity and overweight is observed across OECD countries. The obesity epidemic ha ...

    Publisher: OECD
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Guardian: How obese is the UK? and how does it compare to other countries?
    More people in the UK are either overweight or obese than at any other time in the past three decades according to new analysis of data.

    Publisher: The Guardian
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Country profiles on nutrition, physical activity and obesity in the 53 WHO European Region Member States. Methodology and summary
    To support the exchange of experiences, policy development and action in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and obesity, the WHO Regional Office has compiled profiles on the 53 countries in the WHO European Region ...

    Publisher: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Patterns and trends in child obesity (slide set)
    These slides present key data and information on child obesity and excess weight in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website APHA infographic. Public health takes on obesity: a route to better health
    This short infographic by the American Public Health Association (APHA) shows how obesity rates have declined in recent years. It aims to illustrate the importance of strong public health funding in promoting children’s ...

    Publisher: American Public Health Association (APHA)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website NCMP Local authority child data profile
    This tool shows data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) 2006/07 to 2012/13. Prevalence of underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity for children in Reception (age 4-5 years) and Year 6 (age 1 ...

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website National child measurement programme
    Measures the weight and height of children in reception class (aged 4 to 5 years) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years) to assess overweight children and obese levels within primary schools.

    Publisher: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website National Child Measurement Programme - England, 2012-13 school year
    This report summarises the key findings from the Government’s National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2012-13 school year

    Publisher: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website CDC Vital Signs. Progress on childhood obesity: many states show declines
    Obese children are more likely to become obese adults and suffer lifelong physical and mental health problems. Obesity rates in low-income preschoolers, after decades of rising, began to level off from 2003 through 2008 ...

    Publisher: Vital Signs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website PHE: Replacement of the NCMP data upload tool
    To support local authorities to deliver the NCMP, the Excel based tool for validating locally collected data and submitting it to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is being upgraded for 2013 to 2014 s ...

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Active People Survey (APS): APS6 Quarter 2 to APS7 Quarter 1, January 2012 - January 2013
    The data show the percentage of individuals who met the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended guidelines on levels of physical activity (at least 150 minutes a week), and the percentage of individuals who were inactive (le ...

    Publisher: Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Primary 1 body mass index (BMI) statistics: school year 2011/12
    This publication provides annual statistics on high, low and healthy body mass index (BMI) for Primary 1 school children, and includes data to school year 2011/12. The statistics are derived from height and weight measur ...

    Publisher: Information Services Division (ISD), NHS Services Scotland
    Published Date: 2013


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