• 26% of men and 27% of women in England were obese, and a further 40% of men and 30% of women were overweight. 2% of men and 4% of women were morbidly obese.
  • Obesity prevalence varied with area deprivation in women but not in men. 38% of women in the most deprived areas were obese, compared with 20% of women in the least deprived ares.
  • Although women were less likely than men to be overweight or obese, they were more likely than men to say they were too heavy (50% and 40% respectively). Women were also more likely than men to be trying to lose weight (54% and 39% respectively).
  • Participants were asked about their use of aids or services to help manage or change their weight. 39% of participants were using one of the aids or services asked about, most commonly going to the gym or doing exercise (29%). The next most commonly mentioned aids were websites or mobile phone apps (8%) and activity trackers or fitness monitors (6%).
  • Half of people who reported they were trying to lose weight were not using any of the aids or support asked about. 

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