On 30 March 2017 the following publication was released
Date Range: 01 January 2015 to 31 March 2016
Geographical coverage: England
Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet - England, 2017
• In 2015, 58 per cent of women and 68 per cent of men were overweight or obese.
• Obesity prevalence increased from 15 per cent in 1993 to 27 per cent in 2015.
• In 2015/16, over 1 in 5 children in Reception, and over 1 in 3 children in Year 6 were measured as obese or overweight.
• In 2015/16 there were 525 thousand admissions in NHS hospitals where obesity was a factor.
• In 2015/16, there were 6,438 Finished Consultant Episodes (FCE's) in NHS hospitals with a primary diagnosis of obesity and a main or secondary procedure of bariatric surgerya.
• Over three quarters of bariatric surgery patients were aged between 35 and 54, and over three quarters of patients were female.
• 26 per cent of adults ate the recommended 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day in 2015. Women (27 per cent) were more likely to do so than men (24 per cent).
• In 2014, 52 per cent of 15 year olds reported they consumed 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
• In 2015/16, 26 per cent of adults were classified as inactive (fewer than 30 minutes physical activity a week). “
EXERCISE can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.
People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some cancers.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
• up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
• up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
• up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
• up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
• a 30% lower risk of early death
• up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
• up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
• a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
• up to a 30% lower risk of depression
• up to a 30% lower risk of dementia