These annual reports from NHS England present findings from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England for each academic year from 2006 to 2007 through to 2022 to 2023.
The reports contain analyses of body mass index (BMI) classification rates by age, sex, deprivation and ethnicity as well as geographic analyses for children in reception (age 4 to 5 years) and year 6 (age 10 to 11 years) in mainstream state-maintained schools in England.
This report, from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), examines the changes in the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity between academic years 2019 to 2020 and 2021 to 2022 using data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Changes in prevalence are examined, for children in reception (aged 4 to 5 years) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years) in mainstream state-funded schools in England, within different regional, socioeconomic and ethnic groups, to assess whether existing disparities in child obesity have improved or worsened.
This report, from OHID, examines how individual children’s body mass index (BMI) has changed between their measurements in reception at age 4 to 5 years and their measurements in year 6 at age 10 to 11 years.
Data is reported for children who are underweight, healthy weight, overweight, living with obesity (excluding severe obesity) and living with severe obesity. How children move between BMI weight categories in reception to year 6 is examined by sex, ethnic group, deprivation, and geographic region to see if the patterns differ within these groupings.