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Theme Health
Code PH-CH-1.7
Sub-theme Child Health
Name Prevalence of obese children - 13-15 year olds (+2SD from median for BMI by age)
Definition Prevalence of obese children - 13-15 year olds (+2SD from median for BMI by age)
Calculation/Formula Number of obese (+2SD from median for BMI by age) children aged 13-15 years / Total population aged 13-15 years
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 13-15 years
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 WHO/CDC Global School Based Student Health Survey
Alternative_Data Sources Nutrition surveys
Primary Data Collection System Survey - International Agency / Global Monitoring
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, however WHO/CDC survey only measures BMI by age.
SPC Programme PHD
Numerator Number of obese (+2SD from median for BMI by age) children aged 13-15 years
Denominator Total population aged 13-15 years