Obesity prevalence in England 2000-2017, by gender

Obesity prevalence among individuals in England from 2000 to 2017, by gender

by Conor Stewart, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Obesity prevalence in England 2000-2017, by gender The prevalence of obesity among adults in England has been creeping upwards since 2000. In that year, 21 percent of men and women in England were classified as obese. However, by 2017 this share had increased to 30 percent for women and 27 percent of men.
Obesity causing strain on health service

As the prevalence of obesity is increasing in England, the number of hospital admissions as a result of obesity has also increased. In the period 2017/18, almost 7.9 thousand women and 2.8 thousand men were admitted to hospital. A huge rise from the admission levels in 2002/03. The highest number of admissions due to obesity were found in the age group 45 to 54 years, with almost 3.2 thousand admissions in that age group.

Situation in Scotland

In Scotland in 2017, the mean Body Mass Index of women was 27.8 and for men it was 27.6. A BMI of over 25 is classed as overweight. While the share of adults classed as obese or morbidly obese in Scotland in this year was 30 percent for women and 27 percent for men.
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Obesity prevalence among individuals in England from 2000 to 2017, by gender

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