Child obesity levels using body mass index in Northern Ireland 2019, by gender

This statistic displays the body mass index of children as assessed against the international obesity trade force (IOTF) growth curve in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) in the period from April 2018 to March 2019. In this year 11 percent of boys and seven percent of girls were obese.

Child obesity levels measuring using body mass index assessed against growth curve in Northern Ireland in 2018/2019, by gender

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Survey time period

April 2018 to March 2019

Number of respondents

501*

Age group

2-15 years

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Unweighted base:
n (male)=282
n (female)=219
The source adds the following information: "The classification of Body Mass Index in children (aged 2-15 years) depends on the age and sex of the child as well as their height and weight. The findings in the Health Survey use International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) cut-off points of the BMI percentiles for children."

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