Prevalence of adolescent obesity in Germany from 1975 to 2016, by gender

This statistic displays the prevalence of adolescent obesity* in Germany from 1975 to 2016, by gender. Since 1975, the prevalence of obesity among female adolescents in Germany has increased from 2.1 percent to 5.7 percent. The increase in the male adolescent obesity rate is more marked, rising from 2.8 percent in 1975 to 9.8 percent in 2016.

Prevalence of adolescent obesity* in Germany from 1975 to 2016, by gender

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Source

Release date

September 2017

Region

Germany

Survey time period

1975 to 2016

Age group

10-19 years

Supplementary notes

* Adolescents aged 10 to 19 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 metres). 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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