Obesity hospital admissions much higher for women, say new figures | Leisure Opportunities
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Keiser UK Ltd
£35,000 (Based on Experience) + Commission
Nationwide, United Kingdom
MK Health Hub
Competitive
Shirley, Solihull, United Kingdom
Legoland Discovery Centre
Competitive
Arizona, United States
Xercise4Less
£15k plus Commission and Bonus [OTE £28,000 +)
Various, United Kingdom
Mytime Active
£60,000 - £65,000 per annum, dependent upon skills and experience
Linden House, Bromley, United Kingdom

Obesity hospital admissions much higher for women, say new figures

Job opportunities
Kirklees Active Leisure
Competitive Salary and No Ground Rent
location: Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, United Kingdom
Simply Gym
OTE up to £35,000
location: Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Sport Wales
£42,112 - £49,224, Cyflog - £42,112 - £49,224
location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
more jobs

For the tenth year running, UK hospital admissions for obesity in women were much higher than for those in men, according to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Results taken from 2012-13 show that female admissions for obesity were more than twice as high as men, with 8,010 females being recorded, compared to 2,950 cases for males.

However, data also highlights that admissions with a primary diagnosis of obesity (10,960) fell seven per cent compared to 2011-12.

Despite this drop on the previous year, the latest overall figure is more than eight times the 2002-03 total for admissions with a primary diagnosis of obesity recorded, which stood at 1,280.

The latest numbers show a slight drop in obesity admissions compared to the previous year across most age groups, although those for patients aged under 16 have increased from 500 to 560 – a rise of 12 per cent.

There has also been an increase in admissions for patients aged 65 and over, with 590 obesity admissions recorded, compared to 560 during 2011-12.

"Obesity has been a public health issue for many years and can increase the risk of disease and long-term illness. Despite a recorded fall in admissions, hospitals still admitted over 10,000 cases with a primary diagnosis of obesity last year,” said Alan Perkins, CEO of the HSCIC.

"The past 10 years of data show hospitals have dealt with considerably more women for obesity than men and it will be interesting to see if this pattern changes in coming years."

According to the institute, approximately a quarter of the UK adult population was obese in 2012.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
For the tenth year running, UK hospital admissions for obesity in women were much higher than for those in men, according to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
HAF,RES
698592_486432.jpg
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.