What does the data tell us about Childhood Obesity?. Kath Roberts Dave Jenner EMPHO. Agenda Why is this a big issue? What data do we have and what does it tell us?. Why does obesity matter?. 1. because of adverse impacts on population health Overweight and obesity increase the risk of:
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1. because of adverse impacts on population health
2. because of economic impact
3. because prevalence is rising
1. because of impacts on health and future health
2. because prevalence is rising
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2002:
“health time bomb”
House of Commons Health Committee 2004
“... will soon surpass smoking as the greatest cause of premature loss of life”
Royal College of Physicians et al, 2004
“the immediate challenge is to halt the upward trend in prevalence.”
“Halt the year-on-year rise in obesity among children under 11 by 2010 ....
.... in the context of a broader strategy to tackle obesity in the population as a whole.”
1. calculate BMI (kg/m2)
2. refer to National BMI percentiles (from Health Survey for England)
Prevalence of obesity in English children aged 2-10
Health Survey for England 1995-2003
AMBER VALLEY HEALTHRELATED ASSESSMENT PROGRAMMEYear 7 Children (January 2005)Leg Strength - Standing Broad (Long) JumpFlexibility - Sit and ReachLung Function - Peak Flow RateSpeed and Agility - 10 metre shuttle runBody Strength - Grip Strength & Back Strength Stamina - 60 Second RowQuestionnaire
“what gets measured gets done”
but equally or more importantly ...