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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2017-2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:16+
Sample size:11381
Area covered:National
References:Self-reported
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:32160
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Child Measurement Programme 2017-18 - http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/67795 (last accessed 8.03.19)
Notes:UK 90 Growth Reference. 85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24236
Area covered:National
References:Public Health Wales. (2018). The Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2016/17. Available: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12743%20PHW%20CMP%20Report%20%28Eng%29.pdf. Last accessed 9th Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2015-2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:33327
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2015-6 http://www.wales.nhs.uk/
Notes:85th & 95th centile not IOTF cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2014-2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24284
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2014-5. http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12318%20PHWO%20Child%20Measurement%20Eng%20August.pdf
Notes:85th & 95th centile not IOTF cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2013-2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:30669
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2013/4 http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/ChildMeasurementDocs.nsf/85c50756737f79ac80256f2700534ea3/692fe9649b4fc8be80257e49002a4bcb/$FILE/ATT0SH7G.pdf (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Notes:NOT IOTF, 85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2017-2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:2354 Male, 2718 Female
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Government. (2018). Wales National survey 2017-18 Health Related Survey adults. Available: https://gov.wales/docs/statistics/2018/180627-national-survey-2017-18-population-health-lifestyle-en.pdf. Last accessed 4th Oct 2018.
Notes:This data is Self-Report.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2015

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:13656
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Health Survey 2015. http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-health-survey/?lang=en (last accessed 9th June 2016)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013-2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:14170
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Health Survey http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-health-survey/?lang=en (last accessed 12th June 2014)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by region

Boys, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:32160
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Child Measurement Programme 2017-18 - http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/67795 (last accessed 8.03.19)
Notes:UK 90 Growth Reference. 85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:32160
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Child Measurement Programme 2017-18 - http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/67795 (last accessed 8.03.19)
Notes:UK 90 Growth Reference. 85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24,236
Area covered:National
References:Public Health Wales. (2018). The Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2016/17. Available: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12743%20PHW%20CMP%20Report%20%28Eng%29.pdf. Last accessed 9th Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24,236
Area covered:National
References:Public Health Wales. (2018). The Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2016/17. Available: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12743%20PHW%20CMP%20Report%20%28Eng%29.pdf. Last accessed 9th Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013-2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:30669
Area covered:National
References:http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/ChildMeasurementDocs.nsf/85c50756737f79ac80256f2700534ea3/692fe9649b4fc8be80257e49002a4bcb/$FILE/ATT0SH7G.pdf (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Notes:85th-95th centile for overweight, 95th centile for obesity
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013-2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:30669
Area covered:National
References:http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/ChildMeasurementDocs.nsf/85c50756737f79ac80256f2700534ea3/692fe9649b4fc8be80257e49002a4bcb/$FILE/ATT0SH7G.pdf (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Notes:85th-95th centile for overweight, 95th centile for obesity
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:16+
Sample size:14170
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Health Survey http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-health-survey/?lang=en (last accessed 12th June 2014)
Notes:Age standardised trends by Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation quintile (WIMD) (d) Trend data available from 2003-2014
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:16+
Sample size:14170
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Health Survey http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-health-survey/?lang=en (last accessed 12th June 2014)
Notes:Age standardised trends by socio-economic classification of household reference person (NS-SEC) Trend data available from 2003 to 2014.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:32160
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Child Measurement Programme 2017-18 - http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/67795 (last accessed 8.03.19)
Notes:UK 90 Growth Reference. 85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:32160
Area covered:National
References:Welsh Child Measurement Programme 2017-18 - http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/67795 (last accessed 8.03.19)
Notes:UK 90 Growth Reference. 85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24236
Area covered:National
References:Public Health Wales. (2018). The Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2016/17. Available: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12743%20PHW%20CMP%20Report%20%28Eng%29.pdf. Last accessed 9th Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24236
Area covered:National
References:Public Health Wales. (2018). The Child Measurement Programme for Wales 2016/17. Available: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12743%20PHW%20CMP%20Report%20%28Eng%29.pdf. Last accessed 9th Oct 2018.
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2014-2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24284
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2014-15. http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12318%20PHWO%20Child%20Measurement%20Eng%20August.pdf
Notes:85th/95th centile NOT IOTF cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2014-2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24284
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2014-15. http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12318%20PHWO%20Child%20Measurement%20Eng%20August.pdf
Notes:85th/95th centile NOT IOTF cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2014-2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24284
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2014-15. http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12318%20PHWO%20Child%20Measurement%20Eng%20August.pdf
Notes:85th/95th centile NOT IOTF cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2014-2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:24284
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2014-15. http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/888/12318%20PHWO%20Child%20Measurement%20Eng%20August.pdf
Notes:85th/95th centile NOT IOTF cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013-2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:30669
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2013/4 http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/ChildMeasurementDocs.nsf/85c50756737f79ac80256f2700534ea3/692fe9649b4fc8be80257e49002a4bcb/$FILE/ATT0SH7G.pdf (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Notes:85th-95th centile for overweight 95th centile for obesity
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013-2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:30669
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2013/4 http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/ChildMeasurementDocs.nsf/85c50756737f79ac80256f2700534ea3/692fe9649b4fc8be80257e49002a4bcb/$FILE/ATT0SH7G.pdf (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Notes:85th-95th centile for overweight 95th centile for obesity
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by ethnicity

Children, 2013-2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-5
Sample size:30669
Area covered:National
References:Child Measurement Programme 2013/4 http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/ChildMeasurementDocs.nsf/85c50756737f79ac80256f2700534ea3/692fe9649b4fc8be80257e49002a4bcb/$FILE/ATT0SH7G.pdf (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Cutoffs:Other

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