Table 1

Characteristics of overweight and obese patients

Men (48 413)Women (43 000)
Mean age (SD)55.6 (13.9)56.4 (15.0)
BMI category (kg/m2)
 Overweight (BMI 25–29.9)30 950 (63.9)24 144 (56.2)
 Obese (BMI 30–34.9)12 711 (26.3)11 364 (26.4)
 Severe obesity (BMI 35–39.9)3368 (7.0)4777 (11.1)
 Morbid obesity (BMI ≥40)1384 (2.9)2715 (6.3)
 Medical code for obesity1876 (3.9)2810 (6.5)
Number of morbidities
 014 810 (30.6)9635 (22.4)
 114 988 (31.0)11 919 (27.7)
 210 323 (21.3)10 237 (23.8)
 3 or more8292 (17.1)11 209 (26.1)
Smoking status
 Non-smoker17 415 (36.0)20 602 (47.9)
 Ex-smoker15 188 (31.4)9916 (23.1)
 Current smoker9359 (19.3)7448 (17.3)
 Missing smoking status6451 (13.3)5034 (11.7)
IMD quintile
 1—least deprived11 490 (23.7)9229 (21.5)
 210 850 (22.4)9275 (21.6)
 38858 (18.3)7896 (18.4)
 47859 (16.2)7413 (17.2)
 5—most deprived6310 (13.0)6304 (14.7)
 Missing IMD3046 (6.3)2883 (6.7)
  • Figures are frequencies (column per cent) unless stated otherwise.

  • BMI, body mass index; IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation.