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

This statistic displays the prevalence of childhood obesity* in Italy from 1975 to 2016, by gender. Since the beginning of this time series, childhood obesity among Italian females has increased by approximately 157 percent. Similarly, an increase of approximately 156 percent was observed in male children in Italy between 1975 and 2016.

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

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Source

Release date

September 2017

Region

Italy

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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