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Obesity

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults were (i) obese and (ii) overweight when measured by body mass index in (A) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (B) the Dacorum Borough Council area, (C) the East of England and (D) England at the latest date for which figures are available. (210143)

The information requested is not available in the exact format requested.

Information on the percentage of children and adults who are obese or overweight in Hemel Hempstead constituency is not available.

Information on the percentage of children who are obese or overweight and the percentage of adults who are overweight, in Dacorum local authority, is not available.

A model-based estimate of the prevalence of adults who are obese in Dacorum local authority was not found to be statistically different than the national estimate. This information is shown in the following table.

Model-based estimates of obesity prevalence, 2003-05

Percentage

Dacorum local authority

Estimated prevalence of obesity

23.2

95 per cent. lower confidence interval

21.4

95 per cent. upper confidence interval

25.1

England 1

Estimated prevalence of obesity

23.6

95 per cent. lower confidence interval

23.0

95 per cent. upper confidence interval

24.2

1 The national estimate is derived directly from the Health Surveys for England 2003-05 (with Confidence Intervals) and therefore is not a model-based estimate.

Source:

Model-Based Estimates Of Healthy Lifestyles Behaviours, 2003-05.

Neighbourhood Statistics, Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Information on the proportion of children that are obese or overweight aged 4-5 and 10-11 years in East of England is collected through the National Child Measurement Programme and can be found in table B, page 38, National Child Measurement Programme: 2006-07 school year, headline results which was published on February 21 2008. This publication has been placed in the Library.

Information on the percentage of adults that are obese or overweight in East of England is collected through the Health Survey for England and can be found in table 5.3, page 99, Health Survey for England 2006: Volume 1 Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in adults, which was published on January 31 2008. This publication is available in the Library.

Information on the proportion of children aged 4-5 and 10-11 years that are obese or overweight in England is also collected through the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and can be found in table 1, page 3, National Child Measurement Programme: 2006-07 school year, headline results.

Information on the percentage of adults that are obese or overweight in England is also collected through the Health Survey for England and can be found in table 5.2, page 98, Health Survey for England 2006: Volume 1 Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in adults.