Table 2 Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Great Britain in 2000–2001

From: 8. Cancers attributable to overweight and obesity in the UK in 2010

  Prevalence of overweight and obesity by age group (years)
BMI 19–24 a 25–34 a 35–49 a 50–64 a 65–74 b 75 b
Men
 25<30 (overweight) 0.25 0.42 0.45 0.46 0.50 0.52
30 (obese) 0.18 0.18 0.25 0.32 0.24 0.17
Women
 25<30 (overweight) 0.25 0.28 0.31 0.41 0.41 0.41
30 (obese) 0.14 0.16 0.23 0.22 0.30 0.23
  1. Abbreviations: BMI=body mass index.
  2. a From the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (ages 19–64).
  3. b From Health Survey for England (ages >65).