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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6836
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14th December 2016)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6943
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB19297 (last accessed 16th December 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7451
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6970
Area covered:National
References:Health survey for England 2012 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB13219
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7008
Area covered:National (ENGLAND)
References:Health Survey for England 2011 (http://www.ic.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=10152&returnid=1685 last accessed 7th January 2013)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6987
Area covered:National (England)
References:Health Survey for England 2010
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2009

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:4100
Area covered:England - National
References:Health Survey for England 2009
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2008

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12835
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2008.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5991
Area covered:National
References:Craig R and Shelton N. (2008). Health Survey for England 2007. Healthy Lifestyles: Knowledge, attitudes and Behaviour. Volume 1. The NHS Information Centre, Leeds.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2006

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12088
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2006.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2005

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6328
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2005.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2004

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5584
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2004.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:13089
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2003.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6478
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2002.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2001

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:13681
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2001.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2000

Survey type:Measured
Age:20-84
Sample size:6963
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2000.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1999

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6903
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1999.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1998

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:14330
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1998.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7939
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1997.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1996

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:15061
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1996.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1995

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:14436
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1995.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1994

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:14679
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1994.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1993

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:15284
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1993.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1981

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Area covered:National
References:Royal College of Physicians (1983). Obesity. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London Vol 17 (No 1) January 1983
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:615
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018
Notes:Not International IOTF Cut off. Overweight was defined as at or above the 85th but below the 95th UK National BMI percentile Obesity was defined as at or above the 95th UK National BMI percentile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Notes:Not International IOTF Cut off. Overweight was defined as at or above the 85th but below the 95th UK National BMI percentile Obesity was defined as at or above the 95th UK National BMI percentile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last Accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:4467
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015
Notes:85th & 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:6-15
Sample size:992
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014, Data analysed by Danielle Sharfman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of the World Obesity Federation
Notes:Graphics use IOTF international cut off point Using WHO Cut off Boys aged 6-15 yrs 32.1% combined overweight, 20.7% overweight, 11.4% obese Girls aged 6-15yrs 32% combined overweight, 23.3% overweight, 8.7% obese
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:63134
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-17
Sample size:1197
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England
Notes:IOTF International Cut off. Weighted to WHO World Standard
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2009

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-17
Sample size:2862
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2009
Notes:IOTF Cut off points - reanalysed unweighted results. Weighted results will be made available in the future
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-17
Sample size:5086
Area covered:National (England)
References:Health Survey for England 2007
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2005

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:63134
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2001-2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-15
Sample size:8867
References:Department of Health. The Health of Children and Young People
Notes:Boys = 4465Girls = 4402 IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1995

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:63134
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 1994

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30755
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:Sample size = boys and girls from England and Scotland included over the duration of the study. Number per year not specified. IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1984

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30755
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:Sample size = boys and girls from England and Scotland included over the duration of the study. Number per year not specified. IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1974

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-11
Sample size:30755
References:Chinn S, Rona RJ. Prevalence and trends inoverweight and obesity in three cross sectional studies of British children, 1974-94. BMJ (2001);322:24-26
Notes:30755 boys and girls from England and Scotland included over the duration of the study. Number per year not specified. IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by education

Men, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
Sample size:6184
Area covered:National
References:Data from Health Survey for England 2014, reanalysed by Danielle Sharfman from University of Wisconsin-Madison & Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of World Obesity Federation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
Sample size:6184
Area covered:National
References:Data from Health Survey for England 2014, reanalysed by Danielle Sharfman from University of Wisconsin-Madison & Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of World Obesity Federation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2012-2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:11
Sample size:11764
Area covered:National
References:Massion S,Wickham S, Pearce A, et al. Exploring the impact of early life factors on inequalities in risk of overweight in UK children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Arch Dis Child Published Online First 9th May 2016
Notes:IOTF International Cut off point
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7.1.19].
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity prevalence, by age
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6943
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014 (http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB19297 last accessed 16th December 2016)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013 Adults
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1981

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:5000 households
Area covered:National
References:OPCS 1981 survey published in Royal College of Physicians (1983). Obesity. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London Vol 17 (No 1) January 1983
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2671
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7th January 2019].
Notes:85th and 95th Centile cut-offs used.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:992
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2014, Data analysed by Danielle Sharfman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rachel Jackson Leach on behalf of the World Obesity Federation
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Notes:85th & 95th UK National BMI Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:3785
Area covered:National
References:Reanalysed by World Obesity Federation, Data from Health Survey for England 2010
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1998

Survey type:Measured
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 1998. Data re-analysed by the IOTF
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by region

Men, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7.1.19].
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7.1.19].
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Standardised % overweight and obesity prevalence, by region
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Standardised % overweight and obesity prevalence, by region
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7038
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09300/HSE2011-Ch10-Adult-obesity.pdf (last accessed 29th July 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:7038
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB09300/HSE2011-Ch10-Adult-obesity.pdf (last accessed 29th July 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:10-11
Sample size:576574
Area covered:National
References:National Child Measurement Programme, England - 2017/18 School Year https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/national-child-measurement-programme/2017-18-school-year (last accessed 14.03.19)
Notes:85th centile overweight 95th centile obese 99.6 centile severe obesity
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Men, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6704
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2018/health-survey-for-england-2018-data-tables (last accessed 03.012.19)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6530
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 (last accessed 4.12.18)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6566
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity prevalence, by equivalised household income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5639
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2015. Available at: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=23711&returnid=1685 (last accessed 14 December 2016).
Notes:Body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity prevalence, by equivalised household income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013, http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2013, http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:6000
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch10-Adult-anth-meas.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12809
Area covered:National
References:Department of Health (2004) Health Survey for England 2003. See www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/PublishedSurvey/HealthSurveyForEngland/fs/en (last accessed 20th July 2006)
Notes:Age-standardised percentages: see source for method of age-standardisation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2003

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:12809
Area covered:National
References:Department of Health (2004) Health Survey for England 2003. See www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/PublishedSurvey/HealthSurveyForEngland/fs/en (last accessed 20th July 2006)
Notes:Age-standardised percentages: see source for method of age-standardisation
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:615
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018
Notes:85th/95th Centile Cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:615
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2018
Notes:85th/95th Centile Cut off
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7th January 2019].
Notes:85th and 95th Centile cut-offs used.
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:2581
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2017 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2017 [Accessed 7th January 2019].
Notes:85th and 95th Centile cut-offs used.
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1334
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2016. Available at: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30169 (Last accessed 13 December 2017)
Notes:85th and 95th Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation. 85th & 95th UK National BMI Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Notes:By Index of Multiple Deprivation. 85th & 95th UK National BMI Centile
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-15
Sample size:1451
Area covered:National
References:HSE 2013. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16076/HSE2013-Ch11-Child-BMI.pdf
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by ethnicity

Men, 2004

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5443
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2004
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2004

Survey type:Measured
Age:16+
Sample size:5443
Area covered:National
References:Health Survey for England 2004
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

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