Adult Excess weight in Hertfordshire


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These slides show the Hertfordshire breakdown of adult excess weight from the figures released by Public Health England in 2014 and the actions we are taking so far

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Adult Excess weight in Hertfordshire

  1. 1. Excess Adult Weight in Hertfordshire This table provides the latest data from Public Health England for adult obesity and overweight, for Hertfordshire Districts February 2014 Jim McManus Director of Public Health
  2. 2. Background • Public Health England released adult obesity figures in February 2014. The news release can be found here • The National Obesity Observatory has the local data here including definitions • These slides show the Hertfordshire data and actions being taken so far. More will be done
  3. 3. Excess weight in Hertfordshire 2012 • 61.8% of adults (16+) had a BMI equal to or greater than 25. • The prevalence of excess weight in Hertfordshire is significantly less than for England (63.8%). • Broxbourne (70.2%) had the highest percentage of excess weight in Hertfordshire. This was significantly higher than Hertfordshire • Welwyn Hatfield (52.7%) had the lowest percentage of excess weight which was significantly less than Hertfordshire.
  4. 4. Percentage of adults (16+) with excess weight (BMI>24.9) in Hertfordshire 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Welwyn Hatfield Watford St. Albans North Hertfordshire Hertsmere Stevenage Three Rivers Dacorum East Hertfordshire Broxbourne Hertfordshire England Red = significantly higher than Hertfordshire Green = significantly low er than Hertfordshire Source: Active People Survey (Sport for England)
  5. 5. What about Children? • Data for children has already been published. • The trend in obesity and overweight in reception year children is down • The trend in obesity and overweight in year 6 children is up or static
  6. 6. Is Obesity a Priority for Hertfordshire? • Yes, the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Hertfordshire set a priority of maintaining a healthy weight and increasing physical activity • The Public Health Strategy adopted this priority • Action is already being taken...see next slide
  7. 7. 15 Actions being taken so far (more will be done) 1. New weight management service already commissioned and reached 1st 1,000 referrals in three months, more will be commissioned 2. Obesity pathway in place for tiers 1 -3 obesity care. Revision late 2014 3. New lifestyle partnership launched with lifestyle offer for Herts residents to be ready by Easter for phased roll out 4. New online lifestyle service being launched in February 5. Workplace physical activity challenge funded and running (Herts Sports Partnership) 6. Workplace Health improvement programme running (Business in the Community) 7. 93% of GPs in Herts now doing NHS HealthChecks 1. Obesity Plan approval by Cabinet due March 2014 2. New child weight management service to be commissioned in 2014 3. Broxbourne whole area obesity pilot underway with Borough and County Council, schools and NHS 4. Fast food takeaway restrictions 5. Countryside walks planned 6. Year of Cycling launching May 2014 7. Funding for District Councils to work on health improvement agreed and each District working out its plans 8. Continue child weight measurement programme