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Table 3 Percentage of children overweight and obese using IOTF criteria by age and gender in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

From: Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: results from the North South Survey of Children's Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002

Republic of Ireland
  Male Female
Age (Yrs) N % Overweight (incl. obese) % Obese N % Overweight (incl. obese) % Obese
4 630 26 7 722 29 7
5 2474 22 5 2278 29 7
6 224 18 5 152 29 7
7 338 20 7 451 30 11
8 1372 24 7 1327 30 8
9 152 22 9 85 31 9
11 327 27 6 438 29 8
12 1325 25 6 1381 25 6
13 206 20 4 154 32 5
14 608 22 6 708 27 7
15 1051 22 5 935 22 5
16 88 20 5 73 21 5
ROI 8795 23 6 8704 28 7
Northern Ireland
  Male Female
Age (Yrs) N % Overweight (incl. obese) % Obese N % Overweight (incl. obese) % Obese
4 50 28 4 54 22 0
5 356 22 5 365 28 7
8 131 18 1 119 23 13
11 47 23 4 57 33 9
12 115 23 6 122 27 7
14 108 26 7 86 14 1
15 198 25 6 231 23 6
NI 1005 23 5 1034 25 7