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Abstract

The new National Obesity Observatory was established to provide a single point of contact for wide-ranging authoritative information on data, evidence and practice related to obesity, overweight, underweight and their determinants. It has an e-atlas; an interactive mapping tool for the analysis of data on the prevalence of obesity and its determinants for local authorities in England. The e-Atlas enables users to compare a range of indicators including prevalence of childhood obesity using data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) with, for example, local area deprivation scores and rates of physical activity.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Obesity and related conditions
Variables

Obesity, physical activity, diet , demographics.

Keywords
Obesity, weight, health, diet, exercise, nutrition, physical activity, food, overweight, underweight, trends, prevalence, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, body mass index (BMI)
Identifier Variables
LA, GOR,
Economic/Subject Categories
Nutrition
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Obesity
Data Available
Risk behaviours
Data collecting organization (s)
National Obesity Observatory
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
Regional
Coverage (date of field work)
2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate, Individual
Sample

Varies by LA. For example, Adur has a count of 33 obese girls aged 10-11 years and Chelmsford has a count of 113.

Availability
National Obesity Observatory
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.noo.org.uk/maps/eatlas
Contact
Tel: 01865334900, info@noo.org.uk
Publications
http://www.noo.org.uk/publications