Adult Obesity

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 Horsham and Mid 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 Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, 2012-14


At a local authority level, Horsham (60.3%, 95% CIs: 57.6-62.9%) and Mid Sussex (61.4%, 95% CIs: 58.8-64.0%) have a significantly fewer proportion of adults (aged 16+) with excess weight when compared to England (64.6%, 95% CIs: 64.5-64.7%). Note that Horsham local authority is partly covered by Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG and Coastal West Sussex CCG.

Source: Active People Survey, Sport England

Source: Active People Survey, Sport England


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


At a local authority level, Horsham has a significantly lower proportion of obese adults than West Sussex county, the South East and England, whilst Mid Sussex has a significantly lower proportion of obese adults than the South East and England.

Source: Active People Survey, Sport England

Source: Active People Survey, Sport England