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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09215: Brian Whittle (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of women attending an antenatal appointment in each of the last three years who had a recorded BMI were obese.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 24 May 2017

For pregnant women in Scotland, BMI is only routinely recorded at their antenatal booking appointment. Of women delivering in an NHS Scotland hospital who had BMI recorded at this appointment, the percentage found to be obese in each of the last three years was 21.5% in 2013-14, 21.7% in 2014-15 and 22.7% in 2015-16.