Obesity data resources
National Child Measurement Programme - West Midlands Results 2009/10
The results of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2009/10 school year were released by the Information Centre for Health and Social Care on 15th December 2010. Providing headline findings for the 2009/10 NCMP. Their report presents high-level analysis of the prevalence of ‘underweight', ‘healthy weight', ‘overweight' and ‘obese' children, in Reception (aged 4–5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10–11 years), measured in state schools in England in the school year 2009/10. The National Obesity Observatory (NOO) will produce additional analysis in 2011 (expected to be published in March 2011). The anonymised national dataset will be made available to Public Health Observatories (PHOs) (expected end of January 2011) to allow regional and local analysis of the data.
This WMPHO NCMP excel tool presents results for the West Midlands Region of participation, obesity, overweight, healthy weight and underweight prevalence in the 2009/10 school year to the previous figures from 2008/9, 2007/8 and 2006/7. The WMPHO tool highlights statistically significantly differences both over time and between areas as well as charting the results.
West Midlands National Child Measurement Programme: School Year 2008/9
The West Midlands Public Health Observatory’s report on the National Child Measurement Programme
(NCMP) follows on from work presented earlier at a
regional NCMP workshop and builds on the previous
work by the Information Centre
and the National Obesity Observatory. This report focuses on
the West Midlands, investigating results from the NCMP 2008/09 for PCTs in the West Midlands and examines
whether there are detectable changes in prevalence in the West Midlands between the three years of NCMP
National Obesity Observatory website
The new National Obesity Observatory was established to provide a single point of contact for
wide-ranging authoritative information on data, evidence and practice related to obesity,
overweight, underweight and their determinants. Many resources are available from their website
Health statistics for the West Midlands are available from our
Local Profiles pages. These include population, deaths,
hospital admissions and Children's BMI.