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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 8.7 Children's BMI, 2012-2015 combined, by parental BMI and sex

Table 8.7 Children's BMI, 2012-2015 combined, by parental BMI and sex

Aged 2-15 with both valid height and weight measurements a with at least one parent with both valid height and weight measurements (main sample only) 2012-2015 combined
BMI status (National BMI percentiles) Parental BMI
Underweight/ healthy weight Overweight Obese
  % % %
Boys
At risk of underweight b 2 2 2
Healthy weight c 77 72 55
At risk of overweight d 10 13 19
At risk of obesity e 12 14 25
Outwith healthy range f 23 28 45
Overweight (including obese) g 22 27 43
Girls
At risk of underweight b 3 1 1
Healthy weight c 74 75 62
At risk of overweight d 14 12 16
At risk of obesity e 9 12 21
Outwith healthy range f 26 25 38
Overweight (including obese) g 23 24 37
All children
At risk of underweight b 2 1 1
Healthy weight c 76 73 58
At risk of overweight d 11 13 17
At risk of obesity e 11 13 23
Outwith healthy range f 24 27 42
Overweight (including obese) g 22 25 40
Bases (weighted):
Boys 291 395 390
Girls 245 367 398
All children 537 762 788
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 276 397 382
Girls 246 369 400
All children 522 766 782

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 5th percentile
c BMI above 5th 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 5th percentile, at or above 85th percentile
g BMI at or above 85th percentile


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