Childhood Obesity: Performance

The national target of 85% participation rate in the NCMP has continuously been exceeded since 2007 and the forecast is that the participation rate for 2009/10 will again exceed the target. Prevalence of obesity in both reception and year 6 remain above the England average and are similar to our statistical neighbours.



2007/08 & 2008/09 NCMP Results for Lewisham

Local targets of obesity prevalence for 2009/10 and 2010/11 and the trajectory to 2015 were based on 2007/08 results, Figure 2 shows the target and trajectory for year 6. Using a single data point to determine trajectory and targets means that there is a possibility that targets may be exceeded due to normal variation in prevalence rate.


Figure 2 Trajectory for obesity in year 6 children to 2015





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