Obesity: data introduction

The following data pages provide access to detailed statistics on obesity, as measured by body mass index (BMI). For more information on BMI and other measures of obesity, including waist hip ratio and waist circumference, see the measurement section.

Table 1 summarises the dimensions/geographies at which the data are presented, either within the data pages which follow or through hyperlinks to other websites.

Table 1: Data availability for Scotland

Data dimensions/geographiesData presented? (Y=yes; N=no)
By gender Y
By age group Y
By deprivation group Y
By NHS board area N
By local authority area N
Time trend Y
International comparison Y

Please note: If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the data sources directly as new data may have been published since these data pages were last updated. Although we endeavour to ensure that the data pages are kept up-to-date, there may be a time lag between new data being published and the relevant ScotPHO web pages being updated.