Table 4

Prevalence of overweight and obese children (individual analysis). Values are numbers (percentages)

Body mass index
CharacteristicInternational Obesity Task Force cut off points151990 British centile charts14British waist circumference centile charts12
Overweight boys
Baseline:
Control33 (18.8)28 (19.6)28 (20.3)
Intervention34 (20.1)32 (19.2)34 (21.5)
Follow up:
Control39 (22.2)33 (25.6)33 (25.0)
Intervention31 (18.3)31 (19.9)35 (22.6)
Overweight girls
Baseline:
Control46 (28.0)32 (20.1)38 (24.4)
Intervention43 (27.6)29 (19.2)33 (22.1)
Follow up:
Control50 (29.6)37 (28.3)52 (36.9)
Intervention39 (23.1)29 (20.9)40 (29.6)
Obese boys
Baseline:
Control3 (1.7)10 (7.0)14 (9.9)
Intervention7 (4.1)11 (6.9)15 (9.5)
Follow up:
Control3 (1.7)12 (9.0)14 (10.4)
Intervention6 (3.5)11 (7.1)13 (8.4)
Obese girls
Baseline:
Control12 (7.3)12 (7.5)17 (10.7)
Intervention9 (5.7)10 (6.6)15 (9.9)
Follow up:
Control11 (6.3)13 (9.0)27 (19.0)
Intervention8 (4.7)9 (6.5)16 (11.5)