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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 8.6 Children's BMI, 2015, by age and sex

Table 8.6 Children's BMI, 2015, by age and sex

Aged 2-15 with valid height and weight measurements a 2015
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) Age Total
2-6 7-11 12-15
  % % % %
Boys
At risk of underweight b 1 2 1 1
Healthy weight c 77 69 72 73
At risk of overweight d 8 12 12 11
At risk of obesity e 14 17 15 15
Outwith healthy range f 23 31 28 27
Overweight (including obese) g 22 29 27 26
Girls
At risk of underweight b 0 - 1 0
Healthy weight c 73 68 69 70
At risk of overweight d 14 17 16 15
At risk of obesity e 13 15 15 14
Outwith healthy range f 27 32 31 30
Overweight (including obese) g 27 32 30 29
All children
At risk of underweight b 1 1 1 1
Healthy weight c 75 69 71 72
At risk of overweight d 11 14 14 13
At risk of obesity e 13 16 15 15
Outwith healthy range f 25 31 29 28
Overweight (including obese) g 24 30 29 28
Bases (weighted):
Boys 178 196 128 502
Girls 185 154 128 467
All children 363 349 256 969
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 190 200 118 508
Girls 180 151 121 452
All children 370 351 239 960

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 at or below 2nd percentile
c BMI above 2nd percentile, below 85th percentile
d BMI at or above 85th percentile, below 95th percentile
e BMI at or above 95th percentile
f BMI at or below 2nd percentile, at or above 85th percentile
g BMI at or above 85th percentile


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