Prevalence of severe obesity among primary school children in 21 European countries

The WHO has published research on the prevalence of severe obesity among primary school children in 21 European countries. The research was collected from member states who took part in the first three Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) studies.

03/05/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age

A new report published by the WHO provides clear guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 year of age.

26/04/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Health Inequalities Annual Report 2019 (NI)

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland (NI) have published the Health Inequalities Annual Report 2019. It was found that more than double the number of year 8 children were obese in the most deprived areas compared to the least deprived areas.

02/04/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Growing up in Ireland – infant cohort

The Economic and Social Research Institute have published the latest findings from the Growing up in Ireland, national longitudinal study which focused on the five year old infant cohort.

22/02/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Health survey Northern Ireland

This week the Department of Health released data from the Health survey Northern Ireland, with data from 2010/11 to 2017/18 on BMI, diet, sexual health, drinking and smoking habits, physical activity and illness.

22/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

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