is a growing problem around the world, with 254 million children predicted
to fall into this category by 2030 - an increase from 158 million in 2020. Europe is naturally no exception to this health crisis, and the WHO data
visualised here shows the EU countries with the highest, and lowest, rates among adults.
Malta is at the top of this list, where 29 percent of the population is estimated to have a body mass index of at least 30kg/m2. Close behind is the United Kingdom with 28 percent. At the other end of the scale, Denmark has the lowest rate where still 1/5 of its adults are classified as obese.