Table 8.6 Children's BMI, 2015, by age and sex
Aged 2-15 with valid height and weight measurements ^{a} | 2015 | |||
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) | Age | Total | ||
2-6 | 7-11 | 12-15 | ||
% | % | % | % | |
Boys | ||||
At risk of underweight ^{b} | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 |
Healthy weight ^{c} | 77 | 69 | 72 | 73 |
At risk of overweight ^{d} | 8 | 12 | 12 | 11 |
At risk of obesity ^{e} | 14 | 17 | 15 | 15 |
Outwith healthy range ^{f} | 23 | 31 | 28 | 27 |
Overweight (including obese) ^{g} | 22 | 29 | 27 | 26 |
Girls | ||||
At risk of underweight ^{b} | 0 | - | 1 | 0 |
Healthy weight ^{c} | 73 | 68 | 69 | 70 |
At risk of overweight ^{d} | 14 | 17 | 16 | 15 |
At risk of obesity ^{e} | 13 | 15 | 15 | 14 |
Outwith healthy range ^{f} | 27 | 32 | 31 | 30 |
Overweight (including obese) ^{g} | 27 | 32 | 30 | 29 |
All children | ||||
At risk of underweight ^{b} | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 |
Healthy weight ^{c} | 75 | 69 | 71 | 72 |
At risk of overweight ^{d} | 11 | 14 | 14 | 13 |
At risk of obesity ^{e} | 13 | 16 | 15 | 15 |
Outwith healthy range ^{f} | 25 | 31 | 29 | 28 |
Overweight (including obese) ^{g} | 24 | 30 | 29 | 28 |
Bases (weighted): | ||||
Boys | 178 | 196 | 128 | 502 |
Girls | 185 | 154 | 128 | 467 |
All children | 363 | 349 | 256 | 969 |
Bases (unweighted): | ||||
Boys | 190 | 200 | 118 | 508 |
Girls | 180 | 151 | 121 | 452 |
All children | 370 | 351 | 239 | 960 |
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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