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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786524614

Findings and trends of the Scottish Health Survey 2015, providing information on the health of people living in Scotland.

Contents
Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report
Table 8.5 Proportion of children with BMI within the healthy range, at risk of overweight and at risk of obesity, 1998 to 2015

Table 8.5 Proportion of children with BMI within the healthy range, at risk of overweight and at risk of obesity, 1998 to 2015

Aged 2-15 with valid height and weight measurements a 1998 to 2015
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) 1998 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
% % % % % % % % % %
Boys
Within healthy range b 70 65 61 68 65 63 65 67 70 73
Outwith healthy range c 30 35 39 32 35 37 35 33 30 27
At risk of overweight (including obesity) d 29 34 38 31 33 36 34 31 28 26
At risk of obesity e 15 18 19 17 18 20 20 17 16 15
Girls
Within healthy range b 70 69 72 70 70 68 70 72 65 70
Outwith healthy range c 30 31 29 30 31 32 30 28 35 30
At risk of overweight (including obesity) d 29 30 28 29 30 29 27 27 34 29
At risk of obesity e 14 14 14 16 14 15 14 15 18 14
All children
Within healthy range b 70 67 66 69 67 65 68 70 68 72
Outwith healthy range c 30 33 34 31 33 35 33 30 32 28
At risk of overweight (including obesity) d 29 32 33 30 31 33 31 29 31 28
At risk of obesity e 14 16 17 16 16 17 17 16 17 15
Bases (weighted):
Boys 985 1243 669 958 641 655 663 687 620 502
Girls 931 1182 621 924 612 621 620 660 590 467
All children 1916 2425 1290 1882 1253 1276 1283 1347 1210 969
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 1780 1208 652 967 662 643 630 678 608 508
Girls 1704 1215 640 914 569 626 644 630 602 452
All children 3484 2423 1292 1881 1231 1269 1274 1308 1210 960

a Children whose BMI was more than 7 standard deviations above or below the norm for their age were excluded from the table
b BMI above 2nd percentile, below 85th percentile
c BMI at or below 2nd percentile, at or above 85th percentile
d BMI at or above 85th percentile
e BMI at or above 95th percentile


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Email: Julie Landsberg, julie.landsberg@gov.scot