Statistics released on obesity-related hospital admissions in England in 2018-19
|New figures on obesity-related hospital admissions have been published by NHS Digital.|
|Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England, 2020 is an annual compendium of new information, including hospital
admissions and prescription items, and previously published information such as obesity prevalence among adults and children.Newly
published statistics cover the number of Finished Admission Episodes1(FAEs) in 2018-19 where obesity was recorded as either
a primary or secondary diagnosis2, and obesity-related admissions3 for bariatric surgery over the same period.
These are broken down by gender, age, Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group.For the first time, this year’s publication
also includes obesity-related hospital admissions broken down by level of deprivation4.
The report also contains the number of items prescribed to treat obesity in 2018-19.
Previously published figures cover:
Follow the link to read the full report
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