A new study “Obesity in Scotland: a persistent inequality” has been published in the International Journal for Equity and Health. The study is also summarised in the ScotPHO report “Obesity and health inequalities in Scotland”.
The study provides a comprehensive analysis of how levels of obesity in Scotland have changed over time and how obesity levels differ according to socio-economic status. It describes how the Scottish adult population as a whole has become heavier over time but that this increase in weight is not evenly distributed across society.
Both the summary report and journal paper can be accessed via the link below.