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The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) in the Republic of Ireland: Findings from 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015

Creator:

National Nutrition Surveillance Centre (NNSC), School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin

Subject Keywords: Weight, Overweight, Obese, Obesity, Child Health
Topic: Obesity
Obesity
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Data from the most recent wave of the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative has been released. The report, launched yesterday by Minister of State for Health Promotion Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy was presented at the Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland annual conference. The report provides data on primary school children collected in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015. The latest results show that levels of excess weight in children are stabilizing, but they also indicate that:

  • at least one in five children are overweight or obese;
  • more girls than boys are overweight or obese across all ages
  • those attending DEIS schools tend to have higher levels of overweight and obesity and the gap becomes wider as children get older.

Date:

05/05/2017

Rights: © HSE
Suggested citation:

National Nutrition Surveillance Centre (NNSC), School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin. (2017) The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) in the Republic of Ireland: Findings from 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1084714 [Accessed: 21st August 2019].

  

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