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Obesity and Overweight factsheet from the WHO

Creator:

World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: WHO Obesity factsheet No. 311
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Report
Region: International (other)
Description:

 
Key facts

  • Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.

 

  • In 2008, 1.5 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.

 

  • 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.

 

  • Nearly 43 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2010.

 

  • Obesity is preventable.

Date:

01/03/2011

Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

World Health Organization (WHO). (2011) Obesity and Overweight factsheet from the WHO [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/82914 [Accessed: 21st September 2019].

  

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