Obesity Indicators 2014

This publication reports the latest available data for 16 indicators selected to monitor progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map. Most indicators are updated up to 2013, but for some indicators data is more or less up-to-date than this.

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In 2013, 27.1% of adults (aged 16+) in Scotland were obese.

A total of 64.6% were overweight (including obese).

Between 1995 and 2013, the proportion of adults aged 16-64 who were overweight or obese increased from 52.4% to 62.6%. Over the same period, prevalence of obesity increased from 17.2% to 25.6%.

The greatest increases were seen between 1995 and 2008 with figures remaining broadly stable since then.

Proportion of adults overweight and obese 1995-2013 (16-64), 2003-2013 (16+)


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