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Results from the Health Survey Northern Ireland 2014/15 now available

11 November 2015

Results from the Health Survey Northern Ireland 2014/15 now available

The Health Survey Northern Ireland has run annually, on a continuous basis, since 2010/11. The 2014/15 survey included questions relating to general health, mental health and wellbeing, diet and nutrition, breastfeeding, oral health, medicines, obesity, smoking, and sexual health.  Looking at overweight and obesity in particular, some of the key findings included:

  • A quarter of adults (25%) were obese with a further 35% classed as overweight. The proportion of adults classed as overweight or obese (60%) has remained relatively constant since 2005/06.
  • Around three-quarters of children aged 2-15 were classed as either normal weight or underweight, while 21% were classed as overweight and 7% were classed as obese. The proportion of children classified as either overweight or obese (28%) has not changed since 2005/06.

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