Results from the Northern Ireland Health Survey 2016/17

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland have published the results of the Health Survey 2016/17.

The main findings from the Northern Ireland Health Survey 2016/17 include:

  • 43% of adults reported eating 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day. This is a 10% increase in fruit and vegetable consumption from 2010/11. Women were 10% more likely to consume 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables than males.
  • 36% of participants were overweight and a further 27% were reported as being obese. This reflects an upward trend in obesity levels.
  • 17% of children were classified as overweight and a further 8% were recognised to be obese. The percentage of overweight children has fallen by 2% from 2010/11 whilst the percentage of those children classified as obese has remained constant.
  • 55% of participants met the recommendations regarding physical activity. Males (61%) were found to be better at meeting these recommendations compared to females (51%). Overall those meeting the recommended physical actively levels has improved from 2012/13.

For more information on healthy eating and physical activity take a look at our obesity and fruit and vegetable infographic pages.

Posted: 24/10/2017 15:40:41 by Sarah Cassidy
Filed under: Fruit and vegetables, Obesity, Overweight, Physical activity


 

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