Table 4

Estimated proportion of hospital admissions for specific diagnoses and/or operations, attributable to overweight and obesity in middle-aged UK women
Type of admission (ICD-10 code and/or OPCS-4 code) Proportion (%) of admissions attributable to BMI (kg/m2)a:
25+ (overweight/obese) 30+ (obese)
Ischemic heart disease (ICD-10: I20-I25) 20 13
Atrial fibrillation (ICD-10: I48) 31 25
Stroke (ICD-10: G45, I60-I69) 14 10
Venous thromboembolism (ICD-10: I26, I80-I82) 38 28
Pneumonia (ICD-10:J18) 12 11
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ICD-10: J44) 12 13
Diverticular disease (ICD-10:K57) 19 12
Diaphragmatic hernia (ICD-10:K44) 20 12
Peptic ulcer (ICD-10: K25-K28) 13 9
Gallbladder disease (ICD-10: K80-K81 or OPCS-4: J18) 38 24
Ankle fracture (ICD-10: S82.3, S82.5, S82.6, S82.8) 23 14
Hip replacement (ICD-10: M16 and OPCS-4: W37.1, W88.1, W39.1)) 27 20
Knee replacement (ICD-10:M17 and OPCS-4: W40.1, W41.1,) 66 51
Benign colon cancer (ICD-10: D12) 6 4
Breast cancer (ICD-10: C50) 7 5
Diabetes (ICD-10: E10-E11, E13-E14) 74 59
Uterine fibroids (ICD-10: D25 and OPCS-4: Q10, Q18, Q074, Q089, Q171) 9 6
Cataracts (ICD-10: H25-H26 or OPCS-4: C71-C75) 10 8
Carpal tunnel syndrome (ICD-10: G56.0 or OPCS-4: A65.1) 31 23

aData on prevalence of exposure among UK women are based on combined data from annual Health Surveys for England during the period 2006 to 2010 [1], during which an average of 13%, 18%, 38%, 20% and 11% of women 55- to 84-years old had a body mass index of <20, 20 to 24.9, 25 to 29.9, 30 to 34.9, and 35+ kg/m2, respectively. BMI, body mass index; ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision; OPCS, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys classification of surgical operations and procedures, fourth revision.

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