National child measurement programme: detailed analysis of the 2007/08 national dataset

Ridler, C; Townsend, N; Dinsdale, H; Mulhall, C; Rutter, H; (2009) National child measurement programme: detailed analysis of the 2007/08 national dataset. National Obesity Observatory, London. p. 41.

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This report presents detailed secondary analyses to further our understanding of the epidemiology of child height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) across England. It attempts to explain some of the findings presented in the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care 2007/08 NCMP report. The report provides analysis of PCT participation levels and investigates data quality issues in the collection of the 2007/08 NCMP dataset. Data on prevalence of underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obesity are analysed, comparing the 2007/08 data to the 2006/07, and the 1990 baseline. Analyses by deprivation and ethnic group are also included. The report further examines how the distribution of BMI differs by age and sex of the child sample population, and investigates changes since the 1990 baseline. It looks at the association between obesity prevalence and characteristics of the individual children and the PCTs in which they were measured using regression analysis.

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Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy


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