According to measurements taken during an NHS survey in 2018, levels of obesity in year 6 children are higher across all parts of the North East than the national average. From Sunderland to Darlington, here's how each area in the North East ranks on child obesity.
Sunderland came out on top as having the worst levels of child obesity in the NHS's survey, with 25% of year 6 children recorded as obese in 2018.
2. Newcastle upon Tyne
Not far behind Sunderland, a whopping 24.6% of children measured in Newcastle upon Tyne were classed as obese in the same survey.
3. South Tyneside
A similar proportion of year 6 children were classed as obese in South Tyneside, with 375 children - 24.2% - recorded as being obese.
Year 6 school children in Hartlepool also weighed more than the national average of 20.1%, with 24.1% of children in the region classed as obese.