HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 cc962-3W
Mr. Crausby

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children were registered as obese in(a) Bolton North East, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) England in the last year for which figures are available. [172599]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The available information is shown in the table. The figures are taken from the Health Survey for England for 2002, the latest year for which figures are available. No figures are available for Bolton North East or Greater Manchester.

Obesity prevalence among English children—Aged 2 to 15 with a valid Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement
Boys Girls All persons
BMI status
Obese1 16.0% 15.9% 16.0%
Bases 4,740 4,672 9,412
1Equal to or greater than 95th BMI percentile
Health Survey for England 2002

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