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UK: Obesity trends for children and adults in England

The 2007 Health Survey for England includes trends data.  These show that adult obesity has doubled since 1993 and children’s obesity has increased since 1995.

Among boys and girls aged 2-15, the proportion who were obese increased overall between 1995 and 2007; from 11 per cent in 1995 to 17 per cent in 2007 among boys, and from 12 per cent in 1995 to 16 per cent in 2007 among girls.

Among adults aged 16 and over, obesity levels increased from 16 percent of women and 13 percent of men in 1993 to 24 percent for both men and women in 2007.

Read more: NHS website, 16 Dec 2008

Published on December 17, 2008 in International news,Trends