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UK: Child obesity nearly doubles in a decade

New statistics from the annual Health Survey for England 2004 show levels of obesity among children have risen over the past ten years.

Around one in four 11 to 15 year olds are considered obese. From 1995 to 2004, obesity among boys aged 11-15 rose from 14% to 24% and girls from 15% to 26%. The rate rose slightly in the 2 to 10 age group.

Read more: Press release, Health and Social Care Information Centre, 21 April 2006

Child obesity has doubled in a decade

“More than a quarter of children in English secondary schools are clinically obese, almost double the proportion a decade ago.”

Read more: The Guardian, 22 April 2006

Child obesity ‘doubles in decade’

Read more: BBC News, 21 April 2006

Published on April 21, 2006 in International news