Overweight prevalence in England 2000-2018, by gender

This statistic displays the trend in overweight prevalence amongst adults in England, by gender from 2000 to 2018. In the year 2018, 41 percent of men and 30 percent of women were overweight.

Overweight prevalence among adults in England from 2000 to 2018, by gender

MenWomen
200045%34%
200147%33%
200243%34%
200343%33%
200444%34%
200543%32%
200643%32%
200741%32%
200842%32%
200944%33%
201042%32%
201141%33%
201242%32%
201341%33%
201441%31%
201541%31%
201640%30%
201740%31%
201841%30%
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

6,690*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n 2018 (men) = 3,297, n (women) = 3,393

The source provides the following definition: "overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per square meter."

In the surveys prior to 2003, data was not weighted for non-response.

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