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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 6.3 Proportion of children with BMI within the healthy range, at risk of overweight and at risk of obesity, 1998 to 2014

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
Boys
Within healthy rangeb 70 65 61 68 65 63 65 67 70
Outwith healthy rangec 30 35 39 32 35 37 35 33 30
At risk of overweight (including obesity)d 29 34 38 31 33 36 34 31 28
At risk of obesitye 15 18 19 17 18 20 20 17 16
Girls
Within healthy rangeb 70 69 72 70 70 68 70 72 65
Outwith healthy rangec 30 31 29 30 31 32 30 28 35
At risk of overweight (including obesity)d 29 30 28 29 30 29 27 27 34
At risk of obesitye 14 14 14 16 14 15 14 15 18
All children
Within healthy rangeb 70 67 66 69 67 65 68 70 68
Outwith healthy rangec 30 33 34 31 33 35 33 30 32
At risk of overweight (including obesity)d 29 32 33 30 31 33 31 29 31
At risk of obesitye 14 16 17 16 16 17 17 16 17
Bases (weighted):
Boys 985 1243 669 958 641 655 663 687 620
Girls 931 1182 621 924 612 621 620 660 590
All children 1916 2425 1290 1882 1253 1276 1283 1347 1210
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 1780 1208 652 967 662 643 630 678 608
Girls 1704 1215 640 914 569 626 644 630 602
All children 3484 2423 1292 1881 1231 1269 1274 1308 1210

a Children whose BMI was more than 7 standard deviations above or below the norm for their age were excluded from the table. The 1998 to 2011 figures have been revised as prior to 2012 cases which were more than 3 standard deviations above or below the mean for all children were excluded
b BMI above 2nd percentile, below 85th percentile. The 1998 to 2011 figures have been revised as prior to 2012 the range was above 5th percentile and below 85th percentile
c BMI at or below 2nd percentile, at or above 85th percentile
d BMI at or above 85th percentile
e BMI at or above 95th percentile

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