Glossary

Obesity Propensity

Clifford McDowell

Obesity Propensity estimates the percentage of the local population which could be defined as Obese. The term obese describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat. It’s a common problem in the UK that’s estimated to affect around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11. The data as presented in our Insights Health model is rated from 0 to 1 with 1 meaning everyone in the location is defined as being obese.