Table 1

Prevalence of undernutrition and severe obesity in Scottish children aged 3–4 years

Deprivation category (n)% (n) undernutrition (BMI <2nd centile)% (n) obese (BMI >95th centile)% (n) severe obesity (BMI >98th centile)
1 = least deprived group, 7 = most deprived group.
1 (4500)3.2 (144)7.8 (350)3.7 (166)
2 (8320)3.0 (253)7.8 (647)3.6 (297)
3 (13173)3.0 (398)8.4 (1102)4.1 (546)
4 (15620)3.0 (462)9.1 (1422)4.6 (721)
5 (10269)3.3 (341)8.7 (893)4.7 (487)
6 (8106)4.0 (324)8.6 (694)4.4 (358)
7 (4496)4.8 (214)8.8 (397)4.7 (213)
Total (64484)3.3 (2136)8.5 (5505)4.3 (2788)