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Projected service use and outcomes in 3--5 years and 5--10 years

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Healthy weight [Update in progress] :: Obesity :: Projected service use and outcomes in 3--5 years and 5--10 years

Projections carried out on the basis of available data and set out in the 2007 Foresight report suggested that 60% of adult men, 50% of adult women, and 25% of children will be obese by 2050, with around 35% of adults, and 30% of children overweight.[1]

The estimated annual costs to the NHS of diseases related to overweight and obesity, and obesity alone are shown in table 5. These estimates are based on national estimates calculated as part of the Foresight (2007) report.[1]

Estimated annual costs to NHS of diabetes related to overweight and obesity (£ million) Estimated annual costs to NHS of diseases related to obesity (£ million)
2010 2015 2010 2015
NHS Medway 72.3 77.4 39.2 45.0
Table 1: Estimated annual costs to NHS of diabetes related to overweight and obesity (£ million)

References

[1]   McPherson K, Marsh T, Brown M. Foresight - Tackling Obesities: Future Choices - Modelling, Future Trends in Obesity & Their Impact on Health 2007; Government Office for Science. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/22_11_07_modelling_fat.pdf .