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Children: Obesity

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children aged between (a) two and 15 and (b) 10 and 15 were estimated to be obese in each year from 1990 to 2008; and if he will make a statement. (200994)

I have been asked to reply.

The information is not available in the exact format requested.

Data on the prevalence of obesity among children aged two to 10, 11 to 15, and two to 15 between 1995 and 2006 can be found in the “Health Survey for England 2006 latest trends”, published 31 January 2008. The data are presented in table 4 (obesity) of the “Children trend tables 2006”. Copies of this publication are available in the Library.

Information on the proportion of children who are obese in the age range 10 to 15, and for the years 1990 to 1994 and 2007 to 2008 are not available.