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Overweight adults in England 2018, by gender and region

This statistic displays the share of overweight individuals in England, by gender and region according to a 2018 survey. In this year, 74 percent of men and 64 percent of women in the North East of England were overweight.

Share of overweight (including obese) individuals in England in 2018, by gender and region

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period


Number of respondents

6,690 respondents

Age group

16-85 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Figures based on measurements taken by the interviewer and on respondents with both valid height and weight measurements.
The source provides the following definitions:"Overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per square meter, obese, including morbidly obese: 30 kilograms per square meter or more."

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