Adolescents who are overweight or obese in Europe in 2018, by age and gender

Share of adolescents who are overweight or obese in European countries in 2018, by age and gender

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

September 2017 to July 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

11-15 years

Special properties


Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Source: Young people were asked to give their height (without shoes) and weight (without clothes). Body mass index (BMI) was calculated from this information and cut-offs for overweight and obesity allocated based on the WHO growth reference for age. Findings presented here show the proportions who are overweight or obese..
**The study protocol requires that each HBSC country or region should aim to survey around 1500 young people from the three age groups (approximately 4500 in total).

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