Search

Table of contents

Who's at risk and why?

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Healthy weight [Update in progress] :: Diet and physical activity :: Who's at risk and why?

Poor diet and lack of physical activity are risk factors for obesity which synthetic modelling predicts affects approximately 30% of adults in Medway. The Health Profile for Medway 2011 indicates that Medway is worse than the English average for healthy eating and physical activity amongst adults. Children are also less likely to be physically active compared to the English average.

The National Obesity Observatory has published briefing papers on obesity, physical activity and diet which can be accessed by following the links below.

Knowledge and attitudes towards healthy eating and physical activity Environmental influences on physical activity and diet Data sources:Knowledge of and attitudes towards healthy eating and physical activity Determinants of obesity: adult diet Determinants of obesity: adult physical activity Determinants of obesity: child diet Determinants of obesity: adult physical activity Statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet have been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre using data from various national surveys