Growing up in Ireland – overweight and obesity among 9-year-olds

Growing up in Ireland - National Longitudinal Study of Children, have published a new report on overweight and obesity among 9 year old children in Ireland. Findings showed that 1 in 4 children were carrying excess weight - 19% were overweight and 7% obese. Girls were significantly more likely to be overweight (22% v 19%) or obese (8% v 5%) than boys. In addition, children from unskilled manual working class households were significantly more likely to be overweight or obese than their peers from professional households.

Read more about the findings of the report on the Growing up in Ireland website.

Posted: 09/11/2011 16:24:02 by Barbara Whelan


 

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