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Letters Fall in child obesity in Leeds

Child obesity in Leeds: cherrypicking data to indicate a fall

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 13 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4123
  1. Tom Frost, senior public health intelligence analyst
  1. Public Health, Swindon Borough Council, Swindon SN1 2JH, UK
  1. tfrost{at}

I would like to add to the critical appraisal of the obesity figures in Leeds1 by pointing out that the 2018 data from the National Child Measurement Programme, published by Public Health England, show a return to 2014 levels (9.5%).2

Public Health England also publishes …

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