Latin America: overweight prevalence in young children 2012-2018, by subregion

In 2018, around 7.5 percent of children younger than five years old were considered overweight in Latin America and the Caribbean. The subregion showing the highest overweight prevalence in young children was South America, with almost eight percent.

Prevalence of overweight in children younger than five years old in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012 and 2018, by subregion

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Release date

August 2019

Region

Central and South America

Survey time period

2012 and 2018

Special properties

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Supplementary notes

* Low population coverage; interpret with caution.

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