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Obesity: Children

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in Hertfordshire have a body mass index which indicates obesity. (232749)

The information requested is not available in the format requested.

Information on the proportion of children aged four to five years and aged 10 to 11 years that are obese in Hertfordshire local authority (LA), East and North Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and West Hertfordshire PCT is collected through the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). The NCMP report provides high-level analysis of the prevalence of obese children, aged four to five years and aged 10 to 11 years.

This information is available in the National Child Measurement Programme: 2006-07 school year, headline results which was published on 21 February 2008. The prevalence of obese children in the Hertfordshire LA can be found in table C (pages 39-40). The prevalence of obese children in East and North Hertfordshire PCT and West Hertfordshire PCT can be found in Table A (pages 36-37). This publication has been placed in the Library.