PHE Risk Factors Intelligence has produced a slide set presentation of trends in children’s body mass index 2006/07-2016/17 using National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data. It shows that the proportion of children in Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) with severe obesity has reached the highest point since records began and that stark health inequalities continue to widen. It also shows an upward trend of excess weight, obesity and severe obesity in Year 6 children; a downward trend of excess weight, overweight, obesity and severe obesity in Reception age boys; and a downward trend of underweight in Reception age boys and girls, and Year 6 girls.
The PowerPoint slides present key data and information on the trends in child body mass index from the NCMP in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics. They show overall trends in obesity, overweight, excess weight, severe obesity and underweight prevalence over time. The slides can be downloaded and used freely with acknowledgement to Public Health England. The slides are also available to download from the PHE Obesity Intelligence KHub Public Library