Global Obesity Regional Top 5
Global prevalence of obesity by gender, highlighting Top 5 countries in each region
Notes for researchers
The maps illustrate the prevalence of obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m²) around the Globe by gender. The maps highlight to Top 5 countries in each region (WHO Regions). The countries are selected on the appropriateness and availability of the data. The Top 5 are based on the data available to IASO at the time of creation. Self-reported surveys are included on this occasion and are highlighted with dots, self-reported surveys are known to underestimate true prevalence. These slides are for illustration purposes only. The surveys are not strictly comparable because of differences in age range and methodology. With the limited data available, prevalence’s are not age standardised. Sources and references are available from firstname.lastname@example.org ©International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) May 2012.
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