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Huge variation in child obesity in London

28th May 2009

Analysis by the London Health Observatory has shown that childhood obesity levels vary by more than 100% between primary care trusts in the capital.

The huge variations in obesity among schoolchildren across different PCTs also have a strong correlation between deprivation and unhealthy weight. Childhood obesity levels among reception year children varied from 6% in Richmond upon Thames, which was the PCT with the lowest rates, to 14% in Southwark, which had the highest. The average across London was 11%.

 

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Article Information

Title: Huge variation in child obesity in London
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 11538
Date Added: 28th May 2009

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