Socio-economic conditions

Socio-economic conditions


  • Prevalence of obesity is higher in the most deprived areas than in the least deprived areas

  • Why?
    – Economic resources
    – Low availability of healthy food vs higher
    – Availability of cheap unhealthy food
    – Lack of safe space to exercise
    – Low availability of health services
    – Cooking skills/equipment

Least Deprived Areas

Males: 20.4%

Females: 20.6%

Most Deprived Areas

Males: 34.6%

Females: 36.5%