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Obesity in Wales (2019)

Obesity is a leading public health concern in Wales. Almost a quarter of adults self-report to be obese, an estimated 600,000 adults, while one in eight reception age children are obese. High Body Mass Index (BMI) is the largest identified contributor to Years Lived with Disability (YLD), and the third leading cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs).

These products have been created to support Welsh Government’s ‘Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales’ strategy development and the accompanying consultation. They also aim to inform strategic healthy weight planning in the future.

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