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Childhood Obesity at small area geography

04 May 2017

I'm pleased to say this small area dataset has now appeared on the Gov.uk website and earlier in the year than I have previously tracked it down elsewhere. On Northamptonshire Analysis, you can find the Childhood Obesity Dataview in both the Children & Young People and the Health & Wellbeing themes. The small area geographies used in this instance are Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs). This data at MSOA level is presented annually but on a Rolling 3 Academic Year time-frame.

The three MSOAs in the county with the highest levels of obesity amongst Reception Year pupils in the rolling three year period from 2013-14 to 2015-16 are :
Wellingborough 002 with 15.1% obese Map
Corby 002 with 14.4% Map
and Northampton 003 with 13.3% Map
All three record their highest percentages of the last six counting periods. Daventry and Kettering also have an MSOA in the top 10 countywide.

There are five MSOAs in the county where over a quarter of the pupils in Year 6 in the rolling three year period from 2013-14 to 2015-16 were obese. These are :
Northampton 015 with 28.9% obese Map
Kettering 005 with 26.7% Map
Corby 004 with 26.1% Map
Northampton 021 with 25.8% Map
and Corby 005 with 25.6% Map.
It is interesting to note that these are a different list to the geographies highlighted at Reception Year. The number of MSOAs with over a quarter of obese pupils has increased over the last six counting periods (0, 1, 1, 2, 4 and now 5). Four of the five areas listed above are currently logging their highest percentage of the last six counting periods in this latest rolling three years (2013-14 to 2015-16).

Now, should I throw that chocolate in the bin?

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