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One in five primary school children obese

15th December 2010

New figures have shown that nearly 20% of children in England leave primary school obese.

The data from the school measuring programme also showed one in 10 pupils start school obese though there are also indications that childhood obesity is levelling off. The NHS Information Centre report showed that in total, 18.7% of year six pupils were obese, though the figure rises to 33.4% when overweight children are taken into account. For the reception year, the figures are 9.8% and 23.1% respectively.

 

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Article Information

Title: One in five primary school children obese
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17056
Date Added: 15th Dec 2010

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