Publication - Statistics

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report

Published: 3 Oct 2017
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788512763

Statistics relating to the health of people living in Scotland.

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report
Table 5.6 Children's BMI, 2015/2016 combined, by area deprivation and sex

Table 5.6 Children's BMI, 2015/2016 combined, by area deprivation and sex

Aged 2-15 with valid height and weight measurementsa 2015/2016 combined
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least deprived) 4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most deprived)
% % % % %
Boys
Within healthy rangeb 78 75 74 67 63
Outwith healthy rangec 22 25 26 33 37
At risk of overweight (including obesity)d 21 23 23 32 35
At risk of obesitye 9 13 13 20 18
Girls
Within healthy rangeb 72 72 71 65 71
Outwith healthy rangec 28 28 29 35 29
At risk of overweight (including obesity)d 28 28 28 34 29
At risk of obesitye 15 16 12 12 13
All children
Within healthy rangeb 75 73 73 66 67
Outwith healthy rangec 25 27 27 34 33
At risk of overweight (including obesity)d 25 26 25 33 32
At risk of obesitye 12 14 12 16 16
Bases (weighted):
Boys 232 206 211 176 231
Girls 214 221 197 182 204
All children 446 428 408 359 435
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 220 218 216 170 217
Girls 207 227 198 176 186
All children 427 445 414 346 403

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 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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