Poorer children likely to be obese

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Published: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 by The News Editor

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Children from deprived areas in England are significantly more likely to be obese, according to new figures.

The latest statistics for children aged 10 to 11 show that 24.7% from low-income areas are obese, compared to 13.1% in the least deprived locations.

There is a doubling of the overall obesity rate from youngsters aged four to five (9.5%) to the end of primary school (19.1%).

The data were collected during the 2013/14 school year and have been released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Published: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 by The News Editor

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