Healthy bodyweight in Inuit children 3 to 5 years of age, by gender, Canada, 2007/2008

BMI percentile (BMIC) scores were categorized as “risk of overweight” (BMIC≥85 and <95) or “overweight” (BMIC≥95) according to CDC guidelines.1

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from The International Polar Year Nunavut Inuit Child Health Survey, 2007/2008. -accessed August 22, 2017.

1Galloway, T., Kue Young, T., & Egeland, G.M. (2010). Emerging obesity among preschool-aged Canadian Inuit children: Results from the Nunavut Inuit Child Health Survey. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 69(2), 151-157.

In 2007/2008, 34% of Inuit boys and 32% of Inuit girls aged 3 to 5 years had a healthy bodyweight.

Inuit boys were slightly more at risk of being overweight.

More Inuit girls (30%) than Inuit boys (24%) were overweight.