Table 2

Patients who received, or did not receive, a weight management intervention over the study period by gender and body mass index (BMI) category

BMI categoryTotalAdviceReferralDrugsNo treatment
Men
 Overweight (BMI 25–29.9)30 9501805 (5.8)913 (2.9)86 (0.3)28 282 (91.4)
 Obese (BMI 30–34.9)12 7111129 (8.9)762 (6.0)313 (2.5)10 697 (84.2)
 Severe obesity (BMI 35–39.9)3368363 (10.8)349 (10.4)333 (9.9)2499 (74.2)
 Morbid obesity (BMI ≥40)1384168 (12.1)239 (17.3)322 (23.3)831 (60.0)
Women
 Overweight (BMI 25–29.9)24 1441331 (5.5)762 (3.2)451 (1.9)21 794 (90.3)
 Obese (BMI 30–34.9)11 364925 (8.1)740 (6.5)889 (7.8)9116 (80.2)
 Severe obesity (BMI 35–39.9)4777462 (9.7)445 (9.3)671 (14.0)3460 (72.4)
 Morbid obesity (BMI ≥40)2715284 (10.5)479 (17.6)724 (26.7)1578 (58.1)
  • Figures are frequencies (row per cent).