Share of adults taking medicine in England 2013, by gender and BMI

Proportion of individuals taking medicine in England 2013, by gender and body mass index

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Release date

December 2014


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Aged 16 and over with a nurse visit and valid height and weight measurements

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 5,137; n (women) = 5,162.
Normal body mass index: 18.5 to less than 25 kilograms per meter squared.
Overweight body mass index: from 25 to less than 30 kilograms per meter squared.
Obese I body mass index: 30 to less than 35 kilograms per meter squared.
Obesity II+ body mass index: 35 kilograms per meter squared or more
** NSAIDs: non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. This statistic displays the prevalence of taking at least one medicine within specific prescribed medicine classes in England in 2013, by gender and normal body mass index. In this year, four percent of men and nine percent of women who had a normal body weight were taking antidepressant medication.
This statistic using original data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre and includes copyright material licensed under © Crown, the Open Government License v3.0

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