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Between 8% and 25% of adults are obese across Member States

Between 8% and 25% of adults are obese across Member States

Obesity and overweight are serious public health problems that can be statistically measured using the Body Mass Index (BMI) of adults. Obesity is defined as a BMI of over 30. Among the 19 Member States for which data are available, the proportion of obese people in the adult population varied in 2008/9 between 8.0% and 23.9% for women and between 7.6% and 24.7% for men. In the USA, the corresponding figure was 26.8% for women and 27.6% for men in 2009.

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Release date: 24/11/2011
 

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Product Code: 3-24112011-BP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases