Obesity-Related Hospital Admissions Double in Four Years

The number of obesity-related hospital admissions has more than doubled in the last four years with obese women in particular placing an increasing burden on the NHS, new figures show. There were almost 617,000 appointments in 2016-17 where obesity was either a primary or secondary diagnosis – up from 292,000 in 2012-13.

Two in every three patients were female, according to NHS Digital’s latest report. The figure last year was 525,000 meaning an extraordinary year-on-year rise of 18 per cent.

In 2016-17 there were 10,705 admissions where obesity was recorded as the main cause of admission – almost three in every four patients (72 per cent) were female. And women accounted for 77 per cent pf the 6,700 bariatric surgeries conducted in hospitals across England in 2016/17.

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