The information is not available in the format requested. Data are not held nationally on children who have been diagnosed as clinically overweight.
Children trend table 4 in the “Health Survey for England—2008: trend tables” contains the percentage of children aged 2-10 and 11-16 in England who are overweight in each year between 1997 and 2008. This publication has been placed in the Library.
Further information on the proportion of children who are overweight in England is collected through the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Table A in the NCMP main report shows the prevalence of overweight children aged 4-5 years and 10-11 years in Milton Keynes primary care trust area for 2006-09. Copies of the publications have been placed in the Library.
(2) how many children under the age of 16 years old diagnosed as diabetic were overweight or obese in each of the last five years.
The data are not available in the requested format.
Data showing the number of children in England who are overweight and obese have been published in the Health Survey for England—2008: trend tables. In the Population Number Estimate Tables, Table 6 contains the numbers of children aged two to 15 years old who are overweight and obese. This table is available from the following link:
A copy of the full report is available on the Information Centre website at:
Data on the number of children under 16 with diabetes who are overweight or obese are not collected centrally.