England & # 39; s 10 and 11 year olds are fatter than ever before, revealing NHS statistics revealed today.
The seriousness of the obesity crisis has been uncovered, as figures show that more than a third of children in year six are overweight or obese.
And almost a quarter, about 150,000 young people, are obese or obese.
The NHS said today that the shock figures show that the government & # 39; clearly not on schedule & # 39; in attempts to curb childhood obesity.
Children are more than four times obese when living in a poor area, such as Wolverhampton, compared to a rich area, such as Richmond.
It follows the country's chief medical officer and explains a series of radical plans, including banning snacks on buses, to tackle the growing obesity crisis.
England & # 39; s 10 and 11 year olds are fatter than ever before, revealing NHS statistics revealed today. Almost a quarter of the year Six children are obese or obese
The latest NHS data show that as many as 24.6 percent of children aged 6 years are obese or obese.
The number of children who are obese is the highest percentage ever and three times higher than 12 years ago.
It has risen to 4.4 percent from 3.2 percent in 2006/7 and 4.2 percent in 2017/18.
In general, more than one third of sixth grade students (34.3 percent) are overweight or obese – a figure of 8.5 percent out of 31.6 percent in 2006/7.
This means that approximately 205,923 children are overweight for their age before they leave primary school.
Children from four to five years are also fatter than last year, according to data from the National Child Measurement Program (NCMP).
HOW HAVE THE FIGURES CHANGED?
Year six children with overweight or obesity
2006/7: 31.6 percent
2018/19: 34/3 percent
Year six children who are obese:
2006/7: 17.5 percent
2018/19: 20.2 percent
Year six children who are obese:
2006/7: 3.2 percent
2018/19: 4.4 percent
In total, 22.6 percent of daycare children are overweight or obese, representing 135,020 children, compared to 22.4 percent last year.
More than one in ten children in the daycare is obese (9.7 percent) or obese (2.4 percent).
The figures for childhood obesity since 2006-2007 have remained relatively the same.
NHS chief Simon Stevens said: & # 39; These figures show that we as a country are clearly not on track to meet the government's sensible goal of halving childhood obesity.
& # 39; While the NHS will be for patients, services and budgets will naturally be more heavily taxed. So we also need combined action from parents, companies and the government to protect our children against this preventable damage. & # 39;
More than one in ten children in the shelter is obese or obese, figures show
& # 39; Obesity is a dangerous public health threat to our children and leads to a series of serious illnesses. & # 39;
Mr. Stevens' comments reflect those of Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, who said that drastic measures were needed to combat childhood obesity.
In her final report, published yesterday, Professor Davies insisted on banning eating food on public transportation at & # 39; brainless snacks & # 39; to prevent.
She warned that the country is nowhere near & # 39; to reach the ambitions of 2030 to reduce obesity in children by half.
Jo Churchill, Minister of Health: & # 39; These data again emphasize the importance of tackling childhood obesity, which has a devastating effect on the health of our children. & # 39;
WHERE ARE 10 AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST PREVALENCE OF FAT CHILDREN IN SIX YEARS?
Barking and Dagenham 44.9
Tower Hamlets 41.4
WHERE ARE 10 AREAS WITH THE LOWEST PREVALENCE OF FAT CHILDREN IN SIX YEARS?
Richmond upon Thames 23.4
Bath and Northeast Somerset 25.6
Brighton and Hove 25.9
North Somerset 27.1
West Berkshire 27.7
Windsor and Maidenhead 28.0
WHERE ARE 10 AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST PREVALENCE OF FAT CHILDREN IN RECEPTION?
Kingston upon Hull 29.4
Redcar and Cleveland 28.8
St. Helens 28.5
Newcastle upon Tyne 27.3
WHERE ARE 10 AREAS WITH THE LOWEST PREVALENCE OF FAT CHILDREN IN RECEPTION?
Kingston upon Thames 15.3
Richmond upon Thames 16.5
Windsor and Maidenhead 16.8
Yesterday, professor Dame Sally Davies, nicknamed the & # 39; nanny-in-chief & # 39; from the nation for its bold public health interventions, warned that the country & # 39; not nearly anywhere & # 39; is to reach 2030 ambitions to reduce obesity in children by half
WHAT IS LADY SALLY RECOMMENDED IN HER FINAL REPORT?
+ Prohibit all food and drink except water in urban public transport;
+ Use Brexit to simplify VAT rates on food – raise the tax on unhealthy food, remove it from healthy food;
+ Gradual abolition of advertising and sponsorship of unhealthy food and drink in large public locations;
+ Schools to provide healthy meals at a low price, including for children who receive free school meals;
+ Calorie caps for all food and drinks sold by restaurants and takeaways, including online businesses;
+ Nutrition labeling mandatory on the front of food packages in supermarkets and on all menus in restaurants;
+ If & # 39; sufficient progress & # 39; is not made with regard to the objectives for sugar reduction, the government must by 2021 extend the levy for soft drinks to sugar-containing food, or implement a simple cigarette-shaped package;
+ Taxes or regular packaging should be considered for high-calorie foods by 2024.
Caroline Cerny of the Obesity Health Alliance said: “Every child has the right to grow up healthily, but these data show that the grim reality is that children are overwhelmed by a stream of unhealthy food in our environment.
& # 39; The number of children with a heavy or obese weight is always high and this will harm their health now and in the future.
"It's time for the government to take measures that we know will stop the tide of unhealthy food marketing and promotions, starting with the long-awaited watershed on junk food ads on TV and online."
The data showed the growing gap between childhood obesity rates in the most disadvantaged areas compared to the least.
Nearly half (44.9 percent) of all six children in Barking and Dagenham were considered overweight, obese, or obese in 2018/19.
Four other London boroughs ranked in the top 10: Enfield (42.3 percent), Brent (41.5 percent), Greenwich (41.5 percent) and Tower Hamlets (41.4 percent).
In contrast, the percentage was only 23.4 percent in Richmond-on-Thames, which had the lowest prevalence of obesity among 10- and 11-year-olds.
Among foster children, Kingston upon Hull had the highest prevalence of overweight adolescents (29.4 percent).
It was followed by Knowsley in Merseyside (29 percent), Redcar and Cleveland (28.8 percent) and Blackpool (28.7 percent).
On the other side of the scale were Kingston upon Thames (15.3 percent), Richmond upon Thames (16.5 percent) and Windsor and Maidenhead (16.8 percent).
Overweight children are more likely to have poor self-esteem, bullying and stigma in childhood.
They are also more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, increasing their risk of serious illnesses, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
|Region and local authority||Number||predominance|
|Barking and Dagenham||1547||44.9|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||1127||40.6|
|Redcar and Cleveland||560||37.4|
|Blackburn with Darwen||799||36.6|
|Telford and Wrekin||784||36.2|
|Kingston upon Hull, city of||1080||35.7|
|Cheshire West and Chester||1328||35.3|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||457||35.2|
|Kensington and Chelsea||310||34.3|
|Herefordshire, County of||600||34.1|
|Isle of Wight||388||32.7|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||1130||32.1|
|Bristol, city of||1402||31.3|
|Kingston upon Thames||523||28|
|Windsor and Maidenhead||422||28|
|Brighton and Hove||647||25.9|
|Bath and Northeast Somerset||430||25.6|
|Richmond upon Thames||521||23.4|
|Region and local authority||Number||predominance|
|Kingston upon Hull, city of||944||29.4|
|Redcar and Cleveland||424||28.8|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||810||27.3|
|Telford and Wrekin||519||25.6|
|Barking and Dagenham||832||25|
|Isle of Wight||290||23.8|
|Herefordshire, County of||419||23.6|
|Cheshire West and Chester||851||22.8|
|Bristol, city of||1116||22.3|
|Bath and Northeast Somerset||373||21.6|
|Blackburn with Darwen||424||21.2|
|Brighton and Hove||490||20.2|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||643||20.1|
|Kensington and Chelsea||172||20|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||245||19|
|Windsor and Maidenhead||258||16.8|
|Richmond upon Thames||373||16.5|
|Kingston upon Thames||292||15.3|
WHAT IS Obesity? AND WHAT ARE HEALTH RISKS?
Obesity is defined as an adult with a BMI of 30 or higher.
The BMI of a healthy person – calculated by dividing the weight in kg by the height in meters and the answer again by the length – is between 18.5 and 24.9.
Among children, obesity is defined as being in the 95th percentile.
Percentiles compare young people with others of the same age.
For example, if a three-month-old is in the 40th percentile for weight, it means that 40 percent of the three-month-old children weigh the same or less than that baby.
About 58 percent of women and 68 percent of men in the UK are overweight or obese.
The condition costs the NHS around £ 6.1 billion each year, from its estimated £ 124.7 billion budget.
This is due to obesity, which increases the risk of a number of life-threatening conditions.
Such conditions include type 2 diabetes, which can cause kidney disease, blindness and even limb amputations.
Research suggests that at least one in six hospital beds in the UK is taken by a diabetes patient.
Obesity also increases the risk of heart disease, killing 315,000 people in the UK each year – making it the leading cause of death.
Carrying dangerous amounts of weight is also linked to 12 different types of cancer.
This includes breast, which affects one in eight women at some point in its life.
Among children, research suggests that 70 percent of obese young people have high blood pressure or increased cholesterol, putting them at risk for heart disease.
Obese children are also considerably more likely to become obese adults.
And if children are overweight, their obesity is often more severe in adulthood.
No fewer than one in five children go to school in the UK with overweight or obesity, which increases to one in three by the time they turn 10.
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