Children: overweight and obesity prevalence in England 2017, by gender and age

Overweight and obesity prevalence among children in England 2017, by gender and age

by Conor Stewart, last edited Nov 12, 2019
Children: overweight and obesity prevalence in England 2017, by gender and age In 2017, 24 percent of girls and 23 percent of boys aged between 11 and 15 years in England were classed as obese. Additionally, in the age group two to ten years old, 15 percent of boys and 12 percent of girls were obese.

Prevalence among adults

The prevalence of obesity among adults in England has been creeping upwards since 2000. In that year, 21 percent of men and women were classed as obese in England. However, by 2017 this share had increased to 30 percent for women and 27 percent of men.

Obesity heavy on the health service

The number of hospital admissions as a result of obesity in England has increased alongside the general increase in obesity. In the year 2017/18, almost 7.9 thousand women and 2.8 thousand men were admitted to hospital. A vast 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.
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