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Table 3 Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the included studies #

From: Trends and prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland from 2002-2012: a systematic review

Study Data collection year(s) Sample size Age range Prevalence of overweight Prevalence of obesity (including morbid obesity) Prevalence of overweight and obesity
     Boys (%) Girls (%) Total (%) Boys (%) Girls (%) Total (%) Boys (%) Girls (%) Total (%)
Nationally based data
Whelton et al.* [21] 2001-2002 14036 4-13 17% 21% 19% 6% 8% 7% 23% 29% 26%
O’Neill et al. [22] 2003-2004 596 5-12 15% 20% 17% 4% 9% 7% 19% 29% 24%
Layte & McCrory [23] 2007-2008 8136 9.0-9.9 17% 22% 19% 5% 8% 7% 22% 30% 26%
Heavey et al. [13] 2008 2420 7.0-7.9 13% 19% 16% 5% 8% 7% 18% 27% 23%
Heinen et al.^^ [14] 2010 1011 7.0-7.7 14% 20% 17% 4% 5% 4% 18% 24% 21%
Heinen et al.^^ [14] 2012 1002 7.0-7.7 14% 17% 15% 3% 5% 4% 17% 22% 20%
Regionally based data
McMaster et al., 2005 [24] 2001-2002 328 4.2-7.9 16% 18% 17% 9% 8% 9% 25% 26% 25%
Harrison et al.^ [25] 2003 312 9-11 27% 24% 26% 7% 9% 8% 34% 33% 34%
Evans et al. [26] 2004-2007 3493 6.0-6.9 17% 22% 19% 6% 9% 8% 23% 31% 27%
Barron et al. [27] 2007 969 4.5-13.5 18% 18% 18% 7% 7% 7% 24% 25% 25%
Murrin et al. [28] 2007-2008 529 5-7 19% 23% 21% 7% 8% 7% 25% 30% 28%
Belton et al.^ [30] 2008 301 6-9 14% 15% 15% 6% 6% 6% 20% 21% 21%
Fitzgerald^ [31] 2008-2009 204 9-12.9 14% 24% 17% 9% 2% 5% 22% 26% 24%
HSE Meath, 2009 (unpublished observations)* 2009 1468 11-13 17% 20% 19% 4% 7% 6% 22% 28% 25%
Hollywood et al. [32] 2009 537 4-12 15% 23% 19% 12% 10% 11% 27% 33% 30%
Keane et al. (unpublished observations)* 2012-2013 1068 8-11 20% 21% 20% 4% 7% 5% 24% 28% 25%
  1. #all prevalence estimates are rounded to the nearest whole number, as a result some numbers may appear not to add but this is due to rounding up or down of prevalence estimates, ^author of study contacted and asked to provide prevalence rates for overweight and obesity using IOTF definitions, ^^due to the complexity of the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance programme data, only prevalence estimates from the 7 year olds is presented in this current review, *EK conducted the analysis to obtain prevalence estimates of overweight and obesity using IOTF definitions.