Obesity map reveals soaring BMI in parts of England

Patients in London are proportionally less likely than those from other areas of the country to be overweight or obese, regional data on BMI reveals.

Londoners are the least likely in England to be overweight or obese, health survey data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows, even though over half (53%) have a BMI over 25.

The stats show that around a quarter of adults in England are obese (24% of men and 27% of women). 

Hover over the regions on the map below to see how each region compares. Click on the 'visible layers' section to select one layer and turn the other off to switch between proportion of patients overweight and obese and just obese patients.

Map: Overweight and obese patients

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