In 2013, 64.6% of adults (aged 16+) in Scotland were overweight, including 27.1% who were obese. Adult overweight and obesity levels have not changed significantly since 2008.
28.8% of children (aged 2-15) were at risk of overweight or obesity in 2013.
Adult overweight or obesity rates increased between 1995 and 2008 but have remained stable since then. In 1995, 52% of adults aged 16-64 were overweight (including obese). This increased to 63% by 2008 and has remained at around that level (63% in 2013).
The proportion of children at risk of overweight or obesity has been more stable, with 28.8% at risk of overweight including 16.0% at risk of obesity in 2013. The equivalent figures in 1998 were 29.1% and 14.3%.
The proportion of adults who were physically active at the recommended level increased from 62% in 2012 to 64% in 2013. More men (71%) than women (58%) met the physical activity guideline.
There was a significant increase in the proportion of children meeting the physical activity guideline, from 71% in 2008 and 2009 to 75% in 2013. Significantly more boys than girls met the guideline, with the gap greatest between ages 13 and 15 (68% of boys and 51% of girls aged 13-15 met the guideline).
In 2013, adults reported sitting in their leisure time for a mean of 5.3 hours on weekdays and 6.1 hours on weekend days. One in eight children (13% of boys; 10% of girls) spent more than four hours on an average day in 2013 sitting watching a television or other screen.
There has been little change since 2000 in the proportion of adults (15%) and children (53%) engaging in active travel to work and school.
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is still increasing. At the end of 2013, there were 268,154 people diagnosed with diabetes, 5% of the population; 88% of all cases were type 2 diabetes.
Since 2010, sales of regular soft drinks have decreased by 8.6% (190 million litres in 2013.