Percentage Childhood overweight and obesity by Region

Prevalence % Overweight and Obesity by WHO Region by Gender and Age

Notes for researchers

The table highlights the % prevalence of overweight and obesity in children by region, age and gender. The data are based on an unpublished World Obesity analysis. This 2013 analysis is a further update of the 2000 Global Burden of Disease. The countries within the analysis are selected on the appropriateness and availability of the data. Cut off point used for defining overweight in children are the IOTF International Cut off Points. Only data using measured heights and weight were used. The regions are as outlined by WHO Due to its population size and the methodology around determining these figures China dominate the SEA Region, therefore we provide the figures including and excluding China.

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