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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 6.4 Children's BMI, 2014, by age and sex

Aged 2-15 with valid height and weight measurementsa 2014
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) Age Total
2-6 7-11 12-15
% % % %
Boys
At risk of underweightb 2 1 2 1
Healthy weightc 71 72 66 70
At risk of overweightd 14 11 12 12
At risk of obesitye 13 17 20 16
Outwith healthy rangef 29 28 34 30
Overweight (including obese)g 27 27 32 28
Girls
At risk of underweightb 0 1 2 1
Healthy weightc 73 63 56 65
At risk of overweightd 13 16 19 16
At risk of obesitye 13 19 23 18
Outwith healthy rangef 27 37 44 35
Overweight (including obese)g 27 36 43 34
All children
At risk of underweightb 1 1 2 1
Healthy weightc 72 68 61 68
At risk of overweightd 14 13 16 14
At risk of obesitye 13 18 21 17
Outwith healthy rangef 28 32 39 32
Overweight (including obese)g 27 32 37 31
Bases (weighted):
Boys 219 231 170 620
Girls 212 235 143 590
All children 431 466 312 1210
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 221 227 160 608
Girls 217 246 139 602
All children 438 473 299 1210

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 at or below 2nd percentile
c BMI above 2nd 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 2nd percentile, at or above 85th percentile
g BMI at or above 85th percentile

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