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 5.7 Children's body mass index (BMI), and prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, 2008-2011 combined, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and sex

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Table 5.7 Children's body mass index (BMI), and prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, 2008-2011 combined, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and sex

Aged 2-15 with both valid height and weight measurements a 2008-2011 combined
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation quintile SIMD 85/15
5th
(least deprived)
4th 3rd 2nd 1st (most deprived) 85% least deprived 15% most deprived
% % % % % % %
Boys
Underweightb 2.3 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.1 2.1 2.6
Healthy weightc 67.3 65.4 67.7 63.7 61.3 65.5 62.9
Overweightd 16.5 17.9 14.3 17.1 15.6 16.7 14.5
Obese / morbidly obesee 13.8 14.9 15.8 16.7 21.0 15.7 20.0
Outwith healthy rangef 32.7 34.6 32.4 36.3 38.7 34.5 37.1
Overweight (including obese)g 30.4 32.7 30.1 33.8 36.6 32.4 34.5
Girls
Underweightb 1.6 2.3 2.1 0.7 4.1 2.1 2.7
Healthy weightc 72.8 71.1 68.8 70.8 65.2 70.3 67.0
Overweightd 15.2 12.1 15.9 15.2 12.9 14.4 13.0
Obese / morbidly obesee 10.4 14.6 13.2 13.3 17.8 13.2 17.3
Outwith healthy rangef 27.2 28.9 31.2 29.2 34.8 29.7 33.0
Overweight (including obese)g 25.6 26.7 29.1 28.5 30.7 27.6 30.2
All children
Underweightb 2.0 2.1 2.2 1.7 3.1 2.1 2.6
Healthy weightc 70.0 68.2 68.2 66.9 63.3 67.8 65.0
Overweightd 15.9 15.0 15.1 16.3 14.3 15.6 13.7
Obese / morbidly obesee 12.1 14.7 14.5 15.2 19.4 14.5 18.7
Outwith healthy rangef 30.0 31.8 31.8 33.1 36.8 32.2 35.0
Overweight (including obese)g 28.0 29.7 29.6 31.4 33.7 30.0 32.4
Bases (weighted):
Boys 597 644 531 536 545 2427 427
Girls 586 638 532 441 538 2321 414
All children 1183 1282 1064 978 1083 4748 841
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 554 664 552 520 560 2405 445
Girls 537 649 540 435 540 2275 426
All children 1091 1313 1092 955 1100 4680 871

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.
f BMI at or below 5th percentile, at or above 85th percentile.
g BMI at or above 85th percentile.


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