Overweight and obese children

This data shows the percentage of overweight and obese children in Buckinghamshire, as well as comparative data from the South East and England.

Children are considered to be overweight or obese if their Body Mass Index (BMI) is on or above the 85th centile. Because children are growing, the BMI which indicates whether they are overweight or obese adjusts according to age and sex.

The chart below looks specifically at children in Year 6 who are aged 10 and 11. It shows that one in three (31.1%) Year 6 children in Buckinghamshire were classified as overweight or obese in 2019/20.

This is similar to the percentage of overweight and obese children in the South East (31.7%) and significantly lower than England (35.2%) in 2019/20. However, there is a significant increasing trend in all three defined geographical areas. In Buckinghamshire in 2015/16 more than a quarter (28.7%) Year 6 children were overweight or obese which has significantly increased to nearly one in three (31.1%) in 2019/20.

overweight and obese children

Percentage of Year 6 children (aged 10-11 years) who are overweight and obese

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