Get Healthy – Stay Healthy Community – Obesity statistics
Get Healthy – Stay Healthy Community
As I said in my last blog I would give you the latest NHS stats on the current crisis.
Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet – England 2017
- In 2015, 58% of women and 68% of men were overweight or obese. Obesity prevalence increased from 15% in 1993 to 27% 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 525,000 admissions in NHS hospitals where obesity was recorded as 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 surgery.
- Over three quarters of bariatric surgery patients were aged between 35 and 54, and over three quarters of patients were female.
- 26% of adults ate the recommended 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day in 2015. Women (27%) were more likely to do so than men (24%).
- In 2014, 52% of 15-year olds reported they consumed 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
- In 2015/16, 26% of adults were classified as inactive (fewer than 30 minutes physical activity a week).
Adult obesity – UK is the 7th fattest nation in the world, behind USA, Mexico, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia, Canada.
Cost to NHS of obesity
UK government currently spends about £6 billion a year on the direct medical costs of conditions related to being overweight or obese. That is 5% of the entire budget of the NHS. These costs are expected to rise, by 2030 the estimate is for obesity to cost the NHS between £10 billion and £12 billion.
Obesity leads to type 2 diabetes, leads to heart disease, leads to dementia and mental health issues. I haven’t given you the stats on Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, mental health as it would be overload at this point. One thing is staggeringly clear.
Houston, we have a problem!
We are in a mess and when scientists are saying (as I have already mentioned in a previous blog) that “babies born today will not live as long as their parents”, I need no further incentive to do my bit to help reverse this needless tide of unhappiness.
The Get Healthy – Stay Healthy community is up and running and on the road. We have meetings planned for Essex, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Norwich. We will send the dates out soon, watch this space.
Have a healthy day
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