For adults, obesity is generally defined for epidemiological purposes as a body mass index (BMI) equal to, or exceeding 30kg/m^2 (National Obesity Observatory, PHE). Excess weight is defined as a BMI of 25kg/m^2 or more.

The charts below illustrate the estimated prevalence of obesity (BMI >=30kg/m^2) and excess weight (BMI >=25kg/m^2) among adults across local authorities in Coastal West Sussex CCG. This data is from the Active People Survey and spans 2012-14.

Adjusted estimated percentage of adults (aged 16yrs +) with excess weight (BMI >= 25kg/m^2) for local authorities in West Sussex, 2012-14


At a local authority level, Arun has a significantly greater prevalence of adults with excess weight compared to Chichester and Horsham.

Source: Active People Survey (2012-14)

Source: Active People Survey (2012-14)


 

Adjusted estimated percentage of adults (aged 16yrs +) with obesity for local authorities in West Sussex, 2012-14


At a local authority level, Horsham has a significantly lower proportion of obese adults than Worthing, Adur and Arun. West Sussex and the South East region both have a significantly lower proportion of adult obesity than national estimates suggest.
 

Source: Active People Survey (2012-14)

Source: Active People Survey (2012-14)