Table 5.4 Adult BMI, 2014/2016 combined, by consumption of foods and drinks high in sugar and/or fat

Aged 16 and over with valid height and weight measurements 2014/2016 combined
Frequency of consumption of foods and drinks high in sugar and/or fat Underweight/ Normal weight Overweight Obese / Morbidly obese
% % %
Men
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 33 29 25
Biscuits once a day or more 36 31 30
Cakes 2+ times a week 35 37 29
Ice-cream once a week or more 27 30 34
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 32 23 24
Sugary foods / drinks once a day or morea 79 76 72
Women
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 29 26 24
Biscuits once a day or more 24 28 27
Cakes 2+ times a week 32 35 30
Ice-cream once a week or more 21 27 25
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 20 18 24
Sugary foods / drinks once a day or morea 71 71 68
All adults
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 31 27 25
Biscuits once a day or more 29 30 28
Cakes 2+ times a week 33 37 29
Ice-cream once a week or more 24 29 29
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 25 21 24
Sugary foods / drinks once a day or morea 75 74 70
Bases (weighted):
Men 521 735 455
Women 710 577 494
All adults 1231 1312 949
Bases (unweighted):
Men 436 712 437
Women 705 636 565
All adults 1141 1348 1002

a Sugary snacks include sweets or chocolates, biscuits, cakes, ice cream and non-diet soft drinks


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