Share of adults taking no prescribed medicines in England 2013, by BMI

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who do not take any prescription medicines in England in 2013, by gender and body mass index. In this year, 59 percent of men and 50 percent of women who were overweight did not take any prescribed medicine in the last week.

Proportion of individuals who do not take any prescribed medicines in England 2013, by gender and body mass index

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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents

10,299*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 5,137; n (women) = 5,162.
Prescribed medicines exclude smoking cessation products and contraceptives.
Body mass index:
- normal: 18.5 to less than 25 kilograms per meter squared.
- overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per emter squared.
- obesity I: 30 to less than 35 kilograms per emter squared.
- obesity II+: 35 kilograms per meter squared or more.
Excludes participants who were underweight (less than 18.5 kilograms per meter squared) because the bases are too small for robust analysis.

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