Publication - Statistics

The Scottish Health Survey 2011 - volume 2: children

Published: 25 Sep 2012
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781780458427

Annual report of the Scottish Health Survey for 2011. Volume focussing on child health.

141 page PDF

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141 page PDF

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Contents
The Scottish Health Survey 2011 - volume 2: children
Table 5.3 Children's body mass index (BMI), 2008-2011 combined, by age and sex

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Table 5.3 Children's body mass index (BMI), 2008-2011 combined, by age and sex

Aged 2-15 with both valid height and weight measurements a 2008-2011 combined
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) Age Total
2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15
% % % % % % % %
Boys
Underweightb 2.0 2.7 1.9 1.7 1.5 2.9 2.6 2.2
Healthy weightc 65.0 71.3 74.1 64.7 56.6 62.4 63.0 65.1
Overweightd 17.9 17.2 13.7 16.1 16.0 17.8 16.1 16.4
Obesee 10.1 3.5 4.5 7.4 10.0 5.4 9.6 7.2
Morbidly obesef 5.1 5.4 5.9 10.1 15.9 11.5 8.6 9.1
Outwith healthy rangeg 35.0 28.7 25.9 35.3 43.4 37.6 37.0 34.9
Overweight (including obese)h 33.0 26.1 24.0 33.6 41.9 34.7 34.4 32.7
Girls
Underweightb 1.3 1.0 1.5 1.8 3.7 3.7 1.8 2.2
Healthy weightc 72.9 71.6 78.1 70.4 68.0 62.9 66.4 69.8
Overweightd 16.3 13.9 10.9 12.4 13.0 16.5 16.3 14.2
Obesee 6.6 5.8 4.6 9.3 6.5 7.9 6.9 6.8
Morbidly obesef 2.9 7.8 4.8 6.2 8.8 9.0 8.6 7.0
Outwith healthy rangeg 27.1 28.4 21.9 29.6 32.1 37.1 33.6 30.2
Overweight (including obese)h 25.8 27.4 20.3 27.9 28.3 33.4 31.8 28.0
All children
Underweightb 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 2.6 3.3 2.3 2.2
Healthy weightc 68.8 71.4 75.9 67.7 62.3 62.6 64.6 67.4
Overweightd 17.1 15.5 12.4 14.2 14.5 17.2 16.2 15.3
Obesee 8.4 4.7 4.5 8.4 8.3 6.6 8.4 7.0
Morbidly obesef 4.0 6.6 5.4 8.1 12.3 10.3 8.6 8.1
Outwith healthy rangeg 31.2 28.6 24.1 32.4 37.7 37.4 35.4 32.6
Overweight (including obese)h 29.5 26.8 22.3 30.6 35.1 34.1 33.2 30.4
Bases (weighted):
Boys 348 379 427 370 448 456 426 2854
Girls 328 412 360 401 447 413 374 2736
All children 676 791 787 771 895 869 800 5589
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 364 393 441 390 416 426 420 2850
Girls 358 428 338 371 418 404 384 2701
All children 722 821 779 761 834 830 804 5551

a Children whose BMI was more than 3 standard deviations above or below the norm for their age were excluded from the table.
b BMI at or below 5th percentile.
c BMI above 5th percentile, below 85th percentile.
d BMI at or above 85th percentile, below 95th percentile.
e BMI at or above 95th percentile, below 98th percentile.
f BMI at or above 98th percentile.
g BMI at or below 5th percentile, at or above 85th percentile.
h BMI at or above 85th percentile.


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