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Overweight Population in the UK

Overweight Population in the UK from 1980 to 2015 • % of Females
Date % of Females Variation
2015 31.20 -0.64
2014 31.40 -5.71
2013 33.30 3.74
2012 32.10 -1.23
2011 32.50 2.52
2010 31.70 -3.35
2009 32.80 2.5
2008 32.00 =
2007 32.00 0.31
2006 31.90 -0.62

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Main Obesity Indicators

  • Overweight Prevalence

    Proportion or number of people in a specified population who are overweight/obese. Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his heigt in meters (kg/sqm). Overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25; obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30. Based on: World Health Organization.