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Primary 1 Body Mass Index (BMI) Statistics Edit

Primary 1 Body Mass Index (BMI) statistics capture important information of the growth of young children. Data are presented by: NHS health board, council area, deprivation and sex.

A full publication report and technical report are available.

All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the PHS Scotland - Child Health Website. The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on coverage of P1 reviews in 2019/20 as many of these had not been carried out prior to the closure of schools in March. Analysis of reviews for 2019/20 has shown that the Scotland level data is broadly representative of a ‘normal’ school year, nonetheless the low coverage means that Scotland level results shown should be treated with a degree of caution. Analysis of BMI distribution is shown for individual NHS Boards and local authorities where the coverage exceeds 50%, but is not shown for the areas with low coverage.


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License UK Open Government Licence
Category Business and Economy, Education, Elections / Politics, Health and Social Care, Planning and Development
Maintainer Public Health Scotland
Date Created 2018-12-07
Date Updated 2021-12-14
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