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Projected service use

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Healthy weight :: Obesity :: Projected service use

In 2016/17 the following number of people accessed these Public Health services:


• Medway Health Walks - 2,128
• Exercise Referral - 800
• Healthy Way: Diabetes Prevention Programme - 786
• Medway Breastfeeding Network - 413
• Tipping The Balance - 380
• Active Medway Cycling Groups - 293
• Little food explorers - 270
• Medway Cooks courses and workshops - 101
• Little Chefs - 159
• Tri for You / MEND programme - 98
• FitFix Teenage weight management programme - 41
• Start4Life and Change4Life 1-1 Clubs - 26
• Nordic Walking - 26

Projections show a steady increase in obesity rates in England until at least 2030. In England 35% of the population are expected to be obese in 2030.[1] It is therefore likely that prevalence of obesity in Medway will also increase, which will impact the number of people requiring access to services.


References

[1]   Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Obesity Update 2017