Global Overweight & Obesity

Global obesity in children and adults by gender

Notes for researchers

The maps illustrate the prevalence of obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m² ) around the Globe by gender in adults and overweight (using child specific cut off points) in children. The countries are selected on the appropriateness and availability of the data. These slides are for illustration purposes only. The surveys are not strictly comparable because of differences in age range and methodology. For the most recent data available please view the adult or child map and click on the country of interest at

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