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Obesity and disability - adults

Obesity and disability - adults

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This paper examines the evidence linking obesity and disability in adults. It looks in detail at the most prevalent disabling conditions in the UK as reported by the Department for Work and Pensions: arthritis, back pain, mental health disorders and learning disabilities. It also discusses:
the two-way relationship between obesity and disability in adults
issues around obesity, disability and inequalities
the implications for health and social care
analysis of Health Survey for England data on obesity and long-term limiting illness or disability.
Published June 2013
Tags: obesity local authorities overweight adults inequalities health outcomes socioeconomic bmi trends recommendations public health ethnicity disability mental health learning disabilities social care
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