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Smoking and obesity rates in Southend, each borough in Essex, each borough in Kent and the Metropolitan Police area of London are not available. However, estimated prevalence of obesity and smoking among adults aged 16 and over, along with associated confidence intervals are provided for the wards in Southend on Sea local authority, Kent, Essex, Inner London and Outer London. These estimates are taken from the Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours. Estimates are for the combined years 2000-02 and are shown in tables 3 and 4. These estimates are not available by age group or gender. Synthetic estimates are also published on the Neighbourhood Statistics website, available at:
|Table 1:Prevalence of obesity among adults, by age and gender, 2005( 1) England|
|(1) Data are weighted for non-response|
Health Survey for England 2005updating of trend tables to include 2005 data. The Information Centre
|Table 2: prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults( 1) , by age and gender, 2005( 2) England|
|All ages||16-19||20-24||25-34||35-49||50-59||60 and over|
|(1) Aged 16 and over.|
(2) 2005 data includes last quarter of 2004-05 data due to survey change from financial year to calendar year.
General Household Survey 2005. Office for National Statistics
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children who were classified as (a) overweight and (b) obese in (i) Southend, (ii) each borough in Essex, (iii) each borough in Kent, (iv) the Metropolitan Police area of London and (v) England in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by age group. 
Table 2 shows obesity and overweight (including obesity) prevalence among children by age group, for England, for the years 2002 to 2004 combined. Three years of data are combine due to small sample sizes.
Table 3 shows overweight and obesity prevalence among children aged two to 10, 11 to 15 and two to 15, by Government office region for the years 2002 to 2004 combined. Three years of data are combined due to small sample sizes.
|Table 1 : Overweight and obesity prevalence among children, by gender, 2000 to 2005England|
|(1 )From 2003 data were also weighted for non response. Data weighted for child selection only are provided for consistency with previous years.|
Health Survey for England: Updating of trend tables to include 2005 data. The Information Centre.
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