Obesity prevalence in England 2018, by gender

This statistic shows interviewer-measured obesity prevalence (measured as a distribution of BMI status) amongst individuals, by gender in England in 2018. In this year, 41 percent of men and 30 percent of women were measured as being overweight.

Interviewer-measured obesity prevalence among individuals in England in 2018, by gender

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

interviewer measured

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases in 2018: n (men) = 3,297; n (women) = 3,393;
The source provides the following information:
- underweight: less than 18.5 kilograms per square meter.
- normal weight: 18.5 to less than 25 kilograms per square meter.
- overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per square meter.
- obese excluding morbidly obese: 30 to less than 40 kilograms per square meter.
- morbidly obese: 40 kilograms per square meter or more.
Based on those with valid height and weight measurements.

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