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Obesity: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 157149, tabled on 23 February 2021

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.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

1 March 2021

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.

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