Obesity

Health written question – answered on 20th June 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK have been diagnosed with obesity in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information is not available in the format requested. Information is not available for Jarrow constituency, the South Tyneside area, or the United Kingdom.

Information on the percentage of obese adults aged 16 and over in England is available in the ‘Health Survey for England—2010’, Adult trend tables, Table 4. Information is provided for all adults (men and women) in England for the years 1993 to 2010. This information is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hse10trends

Information on the percentage of obese adults (men and women) aged 16 and over by strategic health authority (SHA) area in 2010 is available in Table 10.3 on page 15 of chapter 10—Adult anthropometric measures, overweight and obesity of the ‘Health Survey for England—2010: Respiratory health’ report. This information is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hse10report

Information on the percentage of obese adults (men and women) aged 16 and over by SHA area in 2008 is available in Table 7.3 on page 194 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2008: Physical activity and fitness’ report. This information is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hse08physicalactivity

Information on the percentage of obese adults (men and women) aged 16 and over by SHA area in 2007 is available in Table 3.3 on page 53 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2007: Healthy lifestyles: knowledge, attitudes and behaviour’ report. This information is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hse07healthylifestyles

Information on the percentage of obese adults (men and women) aged 16 and over by SHA area in 2006 is available in Table 5.3 on page 99 of the ‘Health Survey for England—2006: Cardiovascular disease and risk factors in adults’ report. This information is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hse06cvdandriskfactors

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