National Child measurement Programme- local perspective

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of children in Reception class (aged 4 to 5) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11), to assess overweight and obesity levels in children within primary schools.

National Child measurement Programme- local perspective

Key points  –

  • For England there has been a decline in the prevalence of obesity for both reception and year 6 from 2020/21 to 2021/22, but is still higher than pre pandemic
  • For both reception and year 6, in both BCP and Dorset Councils, the percentage of obesity (including severe obesity) status of Children in 2021/22 is lower than England and similar to 2019/20
  • Boys have a higher prevalence of living with obesity than girls for both age groups
  • Children living in the most deprived areas were twice as likely to be living with obesity, than those living in the least deprived areas
  • In Dorset (BCP & DC) c. 20% of reception aged children are deemed overweight and living with obesity, a further 1.5(ish)% across the county classed as living with severe obesity, which
  • increases in Yr. 6 to 33% for BCP and 31% for Dorset Council area with an additional 4.3% (BCP) and 3.3% (DC) classed as living with severe obesity

For the full data set is available to access here - National Child Measurement Programme, England, 2021/22 school year - NHS Digital

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