Blackpool Hits High Spot On % Of Obese Adults

Blackpool has hit one of the top spots in a top ten national list of obese residents according to data shared by Mail On Line. On average, a quarter of adults across the country are obese. This is classed as having a BMI above 30. However, in the top ten hot spots for obese residents, Blackpool is named and shamed as scoreing 35.6%, with 72.3% of adults being overweight (including obese). This is bad news for the town as obesity slashes life expectancy, as well as raise the risk of cardiovascular, liver and respiratory disease.

Here are the top ten most obese areas in England:

  1. Kingston-Upon Hull (39.4 per cent)
  2. Barnsley (38.3 per cent)
  3. South Tyneside (37.8 per cent)
  4. Medway (37.2 per cent)
  5. North Lincolnshire (37.1 per cent)
  6. Doncaster (36.4 per cent)
  7. Halton (36 per cent)
  8. North Tyneside (35.8 per cent)
  9. Blackpool (35.6 per cent)
  10. Sunderland (35.4 per cent)

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has reported that these statistics reveal that obesity rates are highest among the country’s most deprived groups, with children in the poorest areas more than twice as likely to be obese than those who live in the wealthiest.

Slimmest residents are in London with Kensington and Chelsea scoring 11.6 per cent, Lambeth  coming in at 14.2 per cent, Wandsworth (14.4 per cent) and Richmond upon Thames (15 per cent).

The Mail On Line’s interactive map ( a detail shown below) may may be found here:


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