BMI percentile of children in England 2013, by gender

This statistic displays the body mass index percentiles of children in England in 2013, by gender. In this year, boys in the 85th percentile had a body mass index of 21.5 kilograms per meter squared and girls in the 85th percentile had a body mass index of 22 kilograms per meter squared. A body mass index within the 85th percentile is considered to be overweight.

Mean body mass index of children in England 2013, by gender and BMI percentile*

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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents

1,416*

Age group

2-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (boys) = 727; n (girls) = 689
Overweight was defined as at or above the 85th but below the 95th UK National body mass index centile, obese was defined as at or abouve the 95th UK National body mass index centile.
BMI = kilograms per meters squared.
* Percentiles show a set of points within a scale from 1-100 which is divided into groups based on order of magnitude. For example, the group of those with a mean BMI that is equal to or less than the value of 5% of those who have valid height and weight measurement is expressed as the 5th percentile.

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