Share of adults with hypertension in England 2015, by gender and body mass index

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals with hypertension in England in 2015, by gender and body mass index. In this year, 43 percent of men and 37 percent of women who had hypertension were also obese.

Proportion of individuals with hypertension in England in 2015, by gender and body mass index

MenWomen
Normal21%18%
Overweight26%24%
Obese43%37%
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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2015

Number of respondents

5,102*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 2,543; n (women = 2,560.
The source provides the following information:
-All with hypertension: SBP at least 140mmHg or DBP at least 90mmHg or taking medication prescribed for high blood pressure.
Body mass index:
- normal: 18.5 to less than 25 kilograms per meter squared.
-overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per meter squared.
- obesity, including morbidly obese: 30 kilograms per meter squared or more.

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