This data shows the percentage of adults (age 18 and over) classed as having Excess Weight. Excess Weight is a major cause of premature deaths and avoidable ill-health.
Excess weight is a term used for overweight, which includes obesity. Excess weight is defined in adults as a BMI greater than or equal to 25kg/m2. The data is age-standardised, so differences in the population age structures of areas will not affect comparison of rates.
This dataset shows estimates based on sample sizes that may be quite small particularly at district level, so not too much should not be read into apparent differences between districts which might not be statistically significant. Thus as with many other datasets, this data should be used together with other data and resources to obtain a fuller picture.
Data source: Public Health England, Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator 2.12. This data is updated annually.