The National Obesity Observatory e-atlases are interactive mapping tools for the analysis of data on the prevalence of obesity and its determinants at Local Authority (LA) and Primary Care Trust (PCT) level in England.
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The child e-atlases enable users to view and compare data at PCT and LA level, for both single and dual maps. Prevalence data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) are presented in the child e-atlases using two sets of body mass index (BMI) classifications from the British 1990 Child Growth Reference. ‘BMI classification 85th/ 95th centiles’ refers to the population monitoring cut-offs, as used in the figures published by the NHS Information Centre. ‘BMI classification 91st/ 98th centiles’ refers to clinical cut-offs. These thresholds are used in a clinical setting (e.g. by GPs) to classify children as overweight or obese and are also used for feeding back NCMP results to parents.
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