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Malnutrition

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) men and (b) women were underweight in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2007, (1) in total and (2) broken down by age. (185602)

The information is not available in the exact format requested.

Data on underweight prevalence among men and women in England in 2005 and 2006, broken down by age group can be found in the “Health Survey for England 2006 latest trends”, published 31 January 2008. The data are presented in table 4 (body mass index) of the “Adult trend tables 2006”. This publication and the tables are available in the Library.

Data for 2007 are not available.