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Obesity: Children

Question for Department of Health

UIN 6954, tabled on 14 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children was classified as obese in each local authority area in (a) 2009 and (b) 2014.

Answered on

22 July 2015

In 2009/10, prevalence of obesity at reception ranged from 5.52% (York) to 14.74% (Southwark). At Year 6, prevalence of obesity ranged from 12.08% (Richmond upon Thames) to 28.60% (Westminster).

In 2013/14, prevalence of obesity at reception ranged from 5.51% (Windsor and Maidenhead) to 14.38% (Hackney). At Year 6, prevalence of obesity ranged from 11.06% (Richmond upon Thames) to 26.68% (Southwark).

Attached for information is the proportion of children classified as obese in each local authority.