Table 1

Distribution of BMI records from 370 544 individual children in 1994–2013

Frequency (%)
Number of BMI observations507 483
Decade
 1 (1994–2003)197 757 (39.0)
 2 (2004–2013)309 726 (61.0)
Sex
 Boys259 612 (51.2)
 Girls247 871 (48.8)
Age group (years)
 2–5136 857 (27.0)
 6–10162 976 (32.1)
 11–15207 650 (40.9)
  • Values are frequencies (column per cent). Data source: CPRD (Clinical Practice Research Datalink, UK).

  • BMI, body mass index.