This visual statistical report presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources.
The topics covered include:
- Part 1: Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults and children
- Part 2: Health Outcomes; presents a range of information about the health outcomes of being obese or overweight which includes information on health risks, hospital admissions and prescription drugs used for treatment of obesity
- Part 3: Physical activity levels among adults and children
- Part 4: Diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and drink and energy intake
Each section provides an overview of the key findings from these sources, as well as providing sources of further information and links to relevant documents and sources. Some of the data contained in the chapter have been published previously by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Figures on obesity-related Finished Admission Episodes and Finished Consultant Episodes for 2014-15 are presented using data from the HSCIC's Hospital Episode Statistics as well as data from the Prescribing Unit at the HSCIC on prescription items dispensed for treatment of obesity.