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Scottish Health Survey 2014 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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Table 9.12 Proportion of children with BMI within the healthy range and prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, 1998 to 2014, by area deprivation

Aged 2-15 with valid height and weight measurementsa 1998 to 2014
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) 1998 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
% % % % % % % % %
All children
Within healthy rangeb
5th (least deprived) 72 69 71 74 69 70 72 77 73
4th 71 71 60 70 74 67 71 74 66
3rd 65 60 68 72 65 65 70 71 71
2nd 73 64 65 71 62 63 59 61 66
1st (most deprived) 68 67 68 62 65 60 64 65 63
At risk of overweight (not obese)c
5th (least deprived) 15 17 15 13 19 17 13 12 13
4th 16 16 17 14 12 16 13 10 14
3rd 18 17 15 12 17 16 11 16 13
2nd 12 18 19 16 15 14 19 11 16
1st (most deprived) 14 14 15 13 13 14 12 16 15
At risk of overweight (including obesity)d
5th (least deprived) 27 30 29 25 30 29 25 22 26
4th 28 29 39 29 25 31 27 26 31
3rd 35 38 30 27 33 34 28 27 28
2nd 26 35 34 29 38 35 39 34 33
1st (most deprived) 31 32 31 37 33 37 34 34 37
At risk of obesitye
5th (least deprived) 12 13 14 12 11 12 12 10 13
4th 12 13 21 15 13 15 14 16 18
3rd 17 20 16 15 16 17 17 11 14
2nd 14 17 16 13 22 21 20 24 17
1st (most deprived) 17 17 15 24 19 23 22 18 22
Bases (weighted):
All children - 5th (least deprived) 424 546 280 393 259 265 276 259 212
All children - 4th 366 520 308 397 283 300 229 274 272
All children - 3rd 331 399 219 354 234 308 278 262 252
All children - 2nd 369 483 226 348 213 183 252 278 220
All children - 1st (most deprived) 425 479 255 388 265 221 249 274 254
Bases (weighted):
All children - 5th (least deprived) 727 519 258 387 219 237 283 244 218
All children - 4th 701 540 326 415 300 310 242 283 274
All children - 3rd 681 458 219 361 231 297 269 261 254
All children - 2nd 679 464 233 343 204 182 245 260 221
All children - 1st (most deprived) 696 442 254 375 277 243 235 260 243

a Children whose BMI was more than 7 standard deviations above or below the norm for their age were excluded from the table
b BMI above 2nd percentile, below 85th percentile
c BMI at or above 85th percentile, below 95th percentile
d BMI at or above 85th percentile
e BMI at or above 95th percentile

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