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Obesity ‘a factor’ in 711,000 hospital admissions

 

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Obesity ‘a factor’ in 711,000 hospital admissions

Admissions to NHS hospitals, where obesity was recorded as either a primary or secondary diagnosis, increased by 15% (94,000) on 2016/17.

The latest figures are in new data from NHS Digital on hospital admissions, prescription items, disease prevalence, physical activity and diet.