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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 7.7 Proportion of children with BMI outwith the healthy range, a and prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, b 1998, 2003, 2008 by age and sex c

Table 7.7 Proportion of children with BMI outwith the healthy range, a and prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, b 1998, 2003, 2008 by age and sex c

Aged 2-15 with both valid height and weight measurements
1998, 2003, 2008

BMI status (National BMI percentiles)

Age

Total

2-6

7-11

12-15

%

%

%

%

Boys

1998

Outwith healthy range

30.2

28.0

29.4

29.2

Overweight (including obese)

29.1

27.3

26.9

27.8

2003

Outwith healthy range

32.2

33.6

35.9

33.9

Overweight (including obese)

30.0

33.1

34.1

32.4

2008

Outwith healthy range

27.7

44.2

42.1

38.2

Overweight (including obese)

25.9

43.4

38.2

36.1

Girls

1998

Outwith healthy range

28.6

28.9

34.1

30.4

Overweight (including obese)

26.4

27.3

31.6

28.3

2003

Outwith healthy range

28.5

30.7

33.0

30.7

Overweight (including obese)

27.0

28.2

31.8

28.9

2008

Outwith healthy range

26.4

25.2

35.2

28.7

Overweight (including obese)

26.0

23.1

32.1

26.9

Bases (weighted):

Boys 1998

318

364

284

967

Boys 2003

378

449

377

1205

Boys 2008

215

246

192

653

Girls 1998

307

334

275

915

Girls 2003

379

438

343

1159

Girls 2008

205

216

190

611

Bases (unweighted):

Boys 1998

581

640

521

1742

Boys 2003

391

425

356

1172

Boys 2008

215

240

182

637

Girls 1998

563

607

505

1675

Girls 2003

396

444

351

1191

Girls 2008

205

217

208

630

a At or below 5th percentile, at or above 85th percentile
b At or above 85th percentile
c Due to changes in the methodology for calculating children's BMI, these figures differ to those presented in the 2003 report. Full details of the change in methodology are provided in the chapter