Do you live in the obesity capital of England?

Louis Dor
Wednesday 04 May 2016 18:00
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Do you live in one of the most obese areas in the country? Now you can find out.

In England there were 811 hopsital admissions for every 100,000 people in which a doctor took note of the person's obesity in 2014/15.

The place in the country where this happened most, was NHS Wirral, where 2,894 out of every 100,000 were noted.

Top 10 NHS CCG's for primary or secondary diagnosis of obesity:

  1. Wirral 2,894
  2. Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven 2,198
  3. Kernow 2,104
  4. Redditch and Bromsgrove 1,952
  5. Salford 1,858
  6. Bradford Districts 1,847
  7. Luton 1,770
  8. Southampton 1,755
  9. Slough 1,746
  10. Bradford City 1,646

The map of the country, in terms of these diagnoses of obesity, looks as follows:

There is some considerable variance in the figures, in which you are nineteen times more likely to face a primary or secondary diagnosis in Wirral as you are in Surrey Heath.

NHS Surrey Heath recorded only 149 admissions per 100,000 in which a doctor noted obesity.

10 NHS CCG's where primary or secondary diagnosis of obesity was least frequent:

  1. Surrey Heath 149
  2. North East Hampshire and Farnham 175
  3. Guildford and Waverley 210
  4. Richmond 238
  5. Kingston 252
  6. North Hampshire 268
  7. Gloucestershire 277
  8. Wandsworth 292
  9. Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby 293
  10. Bromley 297

You can browse the full results on our interactive map on CartoDB, with which the map in this article was made, or see the full resolution map here.

HT Metro

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