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Abstract

Dataset presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. The report primarily uses Body Mass Index (BMI) as the measurement of obesity but waist circumference is also used. The data relate to England unless otherwise specified. Where figures for England are not available, figures for Great Britain or the United Kingdom have been provided.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults and children, physical activity levels among adults and children , trends in purchases and consumption of food and drink, and energy intake and health outcomes of being overweight or obese, Health outcomes related to alcohol misuse including hospital admissions etc
Variables

Obesity among adults, obesity among children, physical activity among adults, physical activity among children, diet, health outcomes

Keywords
Diet, physical activity, obesity, BMI, prevalence, children, income, ethnic minority, smoking, alcohol, overweight, waist circumference
Identifier Variables
SHA, GOR
Economic/Subject Categories
Nutrition
Area of Health System
Public health
Data collecting organization (s)
NHS information centre
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2006, 2008, 2009
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Adults and children aged 2 to 15 living in England,

Availability
NHS information centre
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.ic.nhs.uk/[…]/diet
Contact
enquiries@ic.nhs.uk
Publications
http://www.npci.org.uk/therapeutics/therap/obes/resources/obesity_dfc.pdf