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Obesity: East Riding

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of children under the age of 16 who are clinically obese in the East Riding of Yorkshire PCT area; and if he will make a statement. (244781)

The information is not available in the format requested. Prevalence data on obesity by primary care trust (PCT) are only available for children in two school years. The number of children who are obese is not available.

Information on the proportion of children that are obese in the East Riding of Yorkshire PCT is collected through the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). The NCMP report provides high-level analysis of the prevalence of obese children, in reception year (aged four to five years) and year six (aged 10 to 11 years), measured in England in the school year 2007-08.

This information is available in the “National Child Measurement Programme 2007/08 school year headline results”, which was published on 11 December 2008. The prevalence of obese children at PCT level can be found in annex 1: Detailed tables, Table A (pages 31-32). A copy of this publication has already been placed in the Library.