In 2012, 27.1% of adults (aged 16+) were obese, while 64.3% were overweight (including obese).
Between 1995 and 2012, the proportion of adults (16-64) who were overweight or obese increased from 52.4% to 61.9%. Over the same period, the prevalence of obesity increased from 17.2% to 26.1%.
16.8% of children in 2012 were at risk of obesity, with a further 13.8% at risk of overweight.
62% of adults aged 16 and over met the current physical activity guideline.
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing. At the end of 2012 there were 258,570 people diagnosed with diabetes, 4.9% of the population (88.2% of all cases were type 2 diabetes).
There is evidence of a decrease in the volume of regular soft drinks sales since 2010.
There has been little change over the last decade in the proportion of adults (16%) and children (52%) engaging in active travel to work and school respectively.