Prevalence of childhood obesity in Russia from 1975 to 2016, by gender

This statistic displays the prevalence of childhood obesity* in Russia from 1975 to 2016, by gender. Since the beginning of this time series, there has been a greater prevalence of childhood obesity among male children in Russia than among females. While male children were 37 percent more likely than female children to be classified as obese in 1975, this figure stood at 119 percent more likely as of 2016.

Prevalence of childhood obesity* in Russia from 1975 to 2016, by gender

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Release date

September 2017



Survey time period

1975 to 2016

Age group

5-9 years

Supplementary notes

* Children aged 5 to 9 years old. The sources writes that:
"A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese."

The source notes: "BMI > +2 standard deviations above the median (crude estimate)."

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