Publication - Statistics

The Scottish Health Survey 2011: Volume 1 - Adults

Published: 25 Sep 2012
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781780458410

Annual report of the Scottish Health Survey for 2011. Volume focussing on adult health

286 page PDF

4.7 MB

286 page PDF

4.7 MB

Contents
The Scottish Health Survey 2011: Volume 1 - Adults
Table 7.5 Health risk category associated with overweight and obesity based on Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference, 2008-2011 combined, by age and sex

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Table 7.5 Health risk category associated with overweight and obesity based on Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference, 2008-2011 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid height, weight and waist measurementsa
2008-2011 combined

Waist circumferenceb
and BMI
classificationc
Health risk categoryd Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Underweight
Low WC Not applicable 7.3 0.6 - 0.4 0.3 0.2 - 1.3
High WC Not applicable - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Not applicable - - - - - - - -
All underweight 7.3 0.6 - 0.4 0.3 0.2 - 1.3
Normal
Low WC Not applicable 55.3 41.0 22.2 21.0 14.8 14.4 14.6 27.7
High WC Not applicable - 1.5 4.4 2.6 3.2 3.5 6.5 2.8
Very high WC Increased - - - - 0.2 0.9 - 0.1
All normal 55.3 42.5 26.6 23.6 18.3 18.8 21.1 30.6
Overweight
Low WC No increased risk 17.7 24.2 19.4 14.6 9.3 10.6 5.9 15.7
High WC Increased 7.1 16.9 17.7 19.7 21.3 21.8 22.3 17.6
Very high WC High 0.8 4.5 6.2 8.2 16.4 17.4 23.0 9.3
All overweight 25.6 45.6 43.2 42.5 47.0 49.8 51.2 42.6
Obesity I
Low WC Increased - 0.6 0.4 1.2 - - - 0.4
High WC High 3.4 1.4 2.8 5.8 0.9 2.2 2.0 2.8
Very high WC Very high 4.7 6.3 22.4 18.3 25.5 22.3 22.3 16.8
All obese I 8.1 8.3 25.7 25.3 26.5 24.4 24.3 20.0
Obesity II
Low WC Very high - - - - - - - -
High WC Very high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Very high 2.3 1.7 2.8 6.3 6.9 6.1 3.0 4.2
All obese II Very high 2.3 1.7 2.8 6.3 6.9 6.1 3.0 4.2
Obesity III
Low WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
High WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Extremely high 1.5 1.3 1.7 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.4
All obese III Extremely high 1.5 1.3 1.7 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.4
Men - Overall riskd
Not applicable 7.3 0.6 - 0.4 0.3 0.2 - 1.3
No increased 72.9 66.7 46.0 38.2 27.4 28.5 27.0 46.2
Increased 7.1 17.5 18.1 20.9 21.5 22.7 22.3 18.1
High 4.2 5.9 9.0 14.1 17.3 19.5 25.0 12.1
Very high 7.0 8.0 25.3 24.6 32.5 28.4 25.2 20.9
Extremely high 1.6 1.3 1.7 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.4
High/very high/extremely high risk 12.8 15.2 35.9 40.6 50.9 48.6 50.7 34.4
Very/extremely high risk 8.5 9.3 26.9 26.6 33.6 29.0 25.7 22.3
Women
Underweight
Low WC Not applicable 6.0 2.4 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.9 0.6 1.7
High WC Not applicable - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Not applicable - - - - - - - -
All underweight 6.0 2.4 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.9 0.6 1.7
Normal
Low WC Not applicable 48.3 29.8 25.3 21.5 12.4 10.6 12.6 23.7
High WC Not applicable 7.6 11.5 11.6 8.1 10.3 10.8 16.0 10.5
Very high WC Increased 1.4 2.5 1.1 2.1 3.1 2.5 1.4 2.0
All normal 57.3 43.8 38.0 31.7 25.8 24.0 30.0 36.2
Overweight
Low WC No increased 3.8 8.8 3.8 4.5 2.5 2.4 1.6 4.1
High WC Increased 5.5 14.6 15.7 14.1 10.2 12.2 13.2 12.4
Very high WC High 9.3 10.2 16.1 17.5 24.2 22.4 24.4 17.2
All overweight 18.6 33.5 35.6 36.1 36.9 37.0 39.1 33.7
Obesity I
Low WC Increased - - 0.7 - - - - 0.1
High WC High 1.4 1.2 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.9 2.2 1.5
Very high WC Very high 6.8 8.5 12.9 15.6 22.5 26.2 20.0 15.5
All obese I 8.2 9.8 15.7 17.3 23.3 27.2 22.2 17.1
Obesity II
Low WC Very high 0.3 - - - - - - 0.0
High WC Very high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Very high 8.2 7.3 7.1 8.6 9.9 6.0 6.3 7.8
All obese II Very high 8.5 7.3 7.1 8.6 9.9 6.0 6.3 7.8
Obesity III
Low WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
High WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Extremely high 1.4 3.2 3.0 5.1 3.8 5.0 1.8 3.4
All obese III Extremely high 1.4 3.2 3.0 5.1 3.8 5.0 1.8 3.4
Women - Overall riskd
Not applicable 6.0 2.4 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.9 0.6 1.7
No increased 59.7 50.1 40.6 34.1 25.2 23.9 30.2 38.3
Increased 6.9 17.1 17.6 16.2 13.3 14.7 14.5 14.6
High 10.7 11.4 18.2 19.2 25.0 23.3 26.5 18.7
Very high 15.4 15.9 20.0 24.2 32.3 32.2 26.3 23.3
Extremely high 1.4 3.2 3.0 5.1 3.8 5.0 1.8 3.4
High/very high/extremely high risk 27.5 30.4 41.2 48.5 61.2 60.6 54.6 45.4
Very/extremely high risk 16.8 19.1 23.0 29.3 36.1 37.2 28.1 26.7
Bases (weighted):
Men 286 309 337 338 289 194 124 1877
Women 268 291 357 357 290 228 165 1957
Bases (unweighted):
Men 125 188 288 316 333 278 164 1692
Women 172 265 393 413 383 313 185 2124

a Percentages and bases in this table are based on those who have a valid measurement for waist circumference, in addition to valid measurements of height and weight.
b Waist circumference categories according to WHO/SIGN guidelines (115): low: <94cm for men and <80cm for women; high: ≥94cm and <102cm for men, ≥80cm and <88cm for women; very high: ≥102cm for men and ≥88cm for women.
c BMI categories according to WHO guidelines: Underweight: Less than 18.5kg/m2, Normal: 18.5 to less than 25kg/m2, Overweight: 25 to less than 30kg/m2, Obesity I: 30 to less than 35kg/m2, Obesity II: 35 to less than 40kg/m2, Obesity III: 40kg/m2 or more.
d Health risk category according to SIGN guidelines (115).


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