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13% of reception age children living in the most deprived areas were obese compared to 6% of those living in the least deprived areas.
Scotland: In 2017 in Scotland, 65% of those aged 16 and over were overweight, including 29% who were obese.
Obesity prevalence varies by sex, age and by deprivation.
Since 2008, prevalence has stabilised, fluctuating between 64% and 65%.
In 2017, 26% of children aged 2-15 were at risk of overweight in Scotland, including 13% at risk of obesity.
Wales: In 2016 in Wales, 23% of adults were obese, and a further 36% were overweight.
England: In 2016 in England, 40% of men and 30% of women were overweight and 26% of adults were classified as obese, which is a 15% rise since 1993.
In 2016/17, 1/5 of children in Year 6 and 1/10 of children in Reception were classified as obese.’ – claiming overweight people would cost the NHS more money were they to live into their 80s and 90s.