Two in three Comet country people overweight or obese, government study reveals

Two in three adults in Comet country are carrying excess weight

Two in three adults in Comet country are carrying excess weight - Credit: Archant

Nearly two in three adults in Comet country are overweight or obese, a government study has revealed.

Public Health England figures released last week found that 69.1% of adults are carrying ‘excess weight’ in Central Bedfordshire, 62.7% in Stevenage and 60% in North Hertfordshire.

Across the whole of Hertfordshire the figure is 61.8%.

The survey results, which are representative of the adult population in each authority, also provide a percentage breakdown of those considered ‘obese’ – defined as someone whose body mass index is equal to or greater than 30kg/m².

One in four (25.6%) Stevenage residents are obese, with the figure dropping to 23.7% in Central Bedfordshire and 19.1% in North Hertfordshire.


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