Body mass index prevalence in England 2015, by household income

This statistic displays the body mass index of individuals, by household income in England, according to a survey conducted in 2015. In this year, 37 percent of individuals in the highest household income quintile were overweight.

Share of body mass index among adults in England in 2015, by household income

UnderweightNormalOverweightObese, excluding morbidly obeseMorbidly obese
Highest1%41%37%19%2%
2nd3%33%41%21%2%
3rd2%35%33%27%3%
4th2%31%32%30%4%
Lowest3%32%34%27%4%
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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2015

Number of respondents

5,639*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 2,786. n (women)= 2,853

Figures based on measurements made by interviewer on respondents with valid height and weight measurements.
The source provides the following weight definitions:
"- 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."

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