I have been looking at the Key Findings for the Growing up in Ireland data (9 year olds). There is lots of interesting information there. One thing that caught my eye was the extent of obesity:
Apparently 26% are overweight or obese. The figure for girls is 30%. This is much higher than I would have expected (never having studied the topic) & seems pretty alarming. Does anyone know how this compares internationally?
The incidence is also much higher amongst lower SES groups.