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Theme Health
Code PH-CH-1.6
Sub-theme Child Health
Name Prevalence of obese children - 0-5 year olds (+2SD from median for BMI by height)
Definition Prevalence of obese children - 0-5 year olds (+2SD from median for BMI by height)
Calculation/Formula Number of obese (+2SD from median for BMI by height) children aged 0-5 years / Total population aged 0-5 years
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 0-5 years
Limitations Data is rarely collected outside of STEPS reports, and these are often difficult to access.
Purpose/Rationale Indicates level of risk to children from NCDs in later life. Monitor impact of food and nutrition programmes and nutrition and health status of children
Policy Linkages Pacific Food Security Framework for Action
Preferred Data Sources DHS
Alternative_Data Sources Nutrition surveys
Census - HIES - DHS tag DHS
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5 years
SPC Responsibility - Data Management PHD
Notes BMI by height is a better indicator of obesity than BMI by age.
SPC Programme PHD
Numerator Number of obese (+2SD from median for BMI by height) children aged 0-5 years / Total population aged 0-5 years
Denominator Total population aged 0-5 years