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 table below illustrate the estimated prevalence of obesity (BMI >=30kg/m^2) and excess weight (BMI >=25kg/m^2) among adults in Crawley. This data is from the Active People Survey and spans 2012-14. Wide confidence intervals suggest that there may be little difference in the prevalence of excess weight and obesity across areas.
Adults (16yrs +) with excess weight or obesity (2012-14), Crawley
|Adults with excess weight||Adults with obesity|
|%||95% confidence||%||95% confidence|
|Crawley||65.0%||62.5 to 67.6%||24.1%||21.8 to 26.4%|
|West Sussex||63.7%||62.7 to 64.7%||22.0%||21.2 to 22.9%|
|South East||63.4%||63.1 to 63.7%||22.5%||22.2 to 22.8%|
|England||64.6%||64.5 to 64.7%||24.0%||23.9 to 24.1%|