Share of adults with raised waist circumference in Scotland 1995-2018, by gender

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals with a raised waist circumference in Scotland from 1995 to 2018, by gender. In the year 2017/18, 40 percent of men and 51 percent of women had a raised waist circumference.

Proportion of adults with raised waist circumference in Scotland from 1995 to 2018, by gender

MenWomen
199514%19%
199818%25%
200325%34%
2008/0929%42%
2010/1128%46%
2012/1329%47%
2014/1534%48%
2015/1636%54%
2016/1738%54%
2017/1840%51%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

1995 to 2018

Number of respondents

2,005*

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (1995)=6,755, n (1998)=6,390, n (2003)=4,176, n (2008/09)=1,763, n (2010/11)=1,572, n (2012/13)=1,703, n (2014/15)=1,659, n (2015/16)= 1,965. n (2016/17)= 1,866
The source provides the following information:
A raised waist circumference is more than 102 centimeters for men and more than 88 centimeters for women. These are equivalent to 102.75 centimeters and 91.35 centimeters using nurse predicted measures.

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