Note August 2011:
A number of errors have been identified in Table 7.5 - GHQ 12 score by body mass index (BMI) and gender, 2006 on page 164 of the Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2009 report. The errors also affect the corresponding table in the accompanying Excel workbook. The commentary in the pdf report is unaffected. Please see the errata note for further information and corrected figures. The NHS IC apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused.
This publication presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources.
This publication also summarises government plans and targets in this area, as well as providing sources of further information and links to relevant documents and key sources.
This, our third report on obesity, physical activity and diet includes:
- overweight and obesity prevalence among adults and children
- physical activity levels among adults and children
- trends in purchases and consumption of food and drink, and energy intake and health outcomes of being overweight or obese.
For the first time, the report provides information on attitudes towards and knowledge about leading a healthy lifestyle for both adults and children. This includes information on how much physical activity should be done, barriers towards doing more physical activity, knowledge of the recommended daily number of portions of fruit and vegetables and attitudes towards a healthy diet.