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Obesity

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Conservative, Fareham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) children and (b) adults in (i) Fareham constituency, (ii) Hampshire and (iii) England were classed as (A) overweight and (B) obese in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Data on childhood obesity are not collected by parliamentary constituency. The data in the attached table 1 and 2 are for the area of Fareham district, Hampshire County and England. The National Childhood Measurement Programme data collection began in 2006-07 and only collects data on two age groups; reception year (4-5 years) and year 6 (10-11 years).

Data on adult obesity and excess weight (overweight and obese) for Fareham district, Hampshire County and England are available from the ‘Local Health Profiles’ using data from the ‘Active People Survey’ commissioned by Sport England. The data are only available for 2012 and are presented as a total figure for males and females. This data is not collected by parliamentary constituency.

- Excess weight defined as the proportion of the adult population who are overweight or obese in 2012

Fareham district 64.8%

Hampshire County Council 65.1%

England 63.8%

- The proportion of the adult population classified as obese in 2012.

Fareham district 26.1%

Hampshire County Council 22.2%

England 23.0%

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