Health Inequalities Annual Report 2019 (NI)

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland (NI) have published the Health Inequalities Annual Report 2019, a comprehensive analysis of regional health inequality gaps across a range of health indicators.

The main findings in this report include:

  • A slight decrease in the number of primary 1 children who were overweight or obese in the least and most deprived areas.
  • More than double the number of year 8 children were obese in the most deprived areas compared to the least deprived areas.
  • There was no notable change in the inequality gap between 2015/16 and 2016/17.

The proportions of year 1 and 8 children that are obese are relatively low meaning a small annual change can have a large impact on the observed inequality gap.

Take a look at the START campaign for ways to tackle childhood obesity in the home.

Posted: 02/04/2019 14:29:03 by Joanna Gallagher
Filed under: Childhood obesity, Children, Health inequalities, Obesity, Overweight, START


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