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 data.
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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 www.noo.org.uk.

Other Resources

TitleDate PublishedPublication TypeMetadata
National Child Measurement Programme - West Midlands Results 2009/1014 Jan 2011Microsoft Excel SpreadsheetView
West Midlands National Child Measurement Programme: School Year 2008/912 Nov 2010Adobe Acrobat DocumentView
Presentation on NCMP 2008/9 in the West Midlands22 Oct 2010Adobe Acrobat DocumentView
Child Health29 Sep 2010htmlView
NCMP West Midlands Results 2008/200912 Mar 2010Microsoft Excel SpreadsheetView
National Child Measurement Programme West Midlands Results 2007/200822 Oct 2009Adobe Acrobat DocumentView
Preventing Obesity: Regional Delivery, Going Further Faster: Conference Summary4 Jul 2008Adobe Acrobat DocumentView
National Child Measurement Programme: Detailed Analysis of the 2006/07 National Dataset1 Jun 2008htmlView
National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) Results 2006/07: Prevalence and participation rates by PCT, West Midlands, 2006/07 21 Feb 2008Microsoft Excel SpreadsheetView

Local Profiles

Health statistics for the West Midlands are available from our Local Profiles pages. These include population, deaths, hospital admissions and Children's BMI.