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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786524614

Findings and trends of the Scottish Health Survey 2015, providing information on the health of people living in Scotland.

Contents
Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report
Table 8.4 Health risk category associated with overweight and obesity based on BMI and waist circumference, 2014/2015 combined, by age and sex

Table 8.4 Health risk category associated with overweight and obesity based on BMI and waist circumference, 2014/2015 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid height, weight and waist measurements a 2014/2015 combined
Waist circumference b & BMI classification c Health risk category d Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
    % % % % % % % %
Men
Underweight
Low WC Not applicable 8 - - - 1 1 - 1
High WC Not applicable - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Not applicable - - - - - - - -
All underweight 8 - - - 1 1 - 1
Normal
Low WC No increased risk 60 41 22 17 12 15 12 26
High WC No increased risk - 1 2 3 2 5 14 3
Very high WC Increased - - - - - - - -
All normal 60 41 25 20 14 20 26 29
Overweight
Low WC No increased risk 13 15 13 6 9 5 6 10
High WC Increased 9 16 22 21 18 17 17 18
Very high WC High 1 6 6 16 17 17 24 11
All overweight 23 37 40 43 45 39 47 39
Obesity I
Low WC Increased 1 - - - - - - 0
High WC High 1 3 4 2 1 4 0 2
Very high WC Very high 3 16 19 26 29 30 21 21
All obese I 6 19 22 29 30 34 22 23
Obesity II
Low WC Very high - - - - - - - -
High WC Very high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Very high 1 3 7 3 9 6 4 5
All obese II Very high 1 3 7 3 9 6 4 5
Obesity III
Low WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
High WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Extremely high 2 0 6 4 2 1 2 3
All obese III Extremely high 2 0 6 4 2 1 2 3
Men - Overall risk d
Not applicable 8 - - - 1 1 - 1
No increased 73 57 37 26 23 25 31 39
Increased 10 16 22 21 18 17 17 18
High 2 8 9 18 18 20 24 14
Very high 5 19 26 30 38 36 25 25
Extremely high 2 0 6 4 2 1 2 3
Increased risk or above 19 43 63 74 76 74 69 59
High risk or above 9 27 41 52 57 57 51 42
Very/extremely high risk 7 19 31 34 39 37 27 28
Women
Underweight
Low WC Not applicable 6 0 2 0 2 2 2 2
High WC Not applicable - - - - - - 1 0
Very high WC Not applicable - - - - - - - -
All underweight 6 0 2 0 2 2 3 2
Normal
Low WC No increased risk 41 30 19 14 9 9 9 19
High WC No increased risk 11 13 17 13 9 10 12 12
Very high WC Increased 0 5 3 3 9 6 6 4
All normal 52 47 40 30 27 24 27 36
Overweight
Low WC No increased 2 1 1 1 1 - - 1
High WC Increased 12 6 5 6 7 5 3 6
Very high WC High 10 12 21 27 28 30 37 23
All overweight 24 20 27 34 36 35 40 30
Obesity I
Low WC Increased - - - - - - - -
High WC High 1 - - 0 - 1 - 0
Very high WC Very high 13 18 21 21 19 23 22 20
All obese I 14 18 21 21 19 24 22 20
Obesity II
Low WC Very high - - - - - - - -
High WC Very high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Very high 2 12 7 7 11 11 6 8
All obese II Very high 2 12 7 7 11 11 6 8
Obesity III
Low WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
High WC Extremely high - - - - - - - -
Very high WC Extremely high 2 3 4 7 6 5 1 4
All obese III Extremely high 2 3 4 7 6 5 1 4
Women - Overall risk d
Not applicable 6 0 2 0 2 2 3 2
No increased 53 44 37 29 19 18 22 32
Increased 13 11 9 9 15 10 9 11
High 11 12 21 27 28 31 37 23
Very high 15 29 28 28 29 34 29 28
Extremely high 2 3 4 7 6 5 1 4
Increased risk or above 40 56 61 71 79 79 75 66
High risk or above 28 45 52 62 64 69 66 55
Very/extremely high risk 17 32 31 35 35 39 29 32
Bases (weighted):
Men 137 168 161 190 153 118 72 998
Women 123 169 166 190 153 124 93 1019
Bases (unweighted):
Men 95 114 131 163 152 157 85 897
Women   88 166 201 196 184 179 104 1118

a Percentages and bases in this table are based on those who have a valid measurement for waist circumference, in addition to valid measurements of height and weight. Therefore subtotals for BMI categories by age and sex in this table are not definitive
b Nurse equivalent waist circumference categories according to WHO/SIGN guidelines (115): low: <94cm for men and <80cm for women; high: >94cm and<102cm for men, >80cm and <88cm for women; very high: >102cm for men and >88cm for women (nurse equivalent measures)
c BMI categories according to WHO guidelines: Underweight: Less than 18.5kg/m2, Normal: 18.5 to less than 25kg/m2, Overweight: 25 to less than 30kg/m2, Obesity I: 30 to less than 35kg/m2, Obesity II: 35 to less than 40kg/m2, Obesity III: 40kg/m2 or more
d Health risk category according to SIGN guidelines (115)


Contact

Email: Julie Landsberg, julie.landsberg@gov.scot