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Prevalence of overweight including obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2015

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Overweight and obesity - prevalence in OECD countries 2015 This statistic shows the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2015. In Japan, less than four percent of adults were classified as obese. In comparison, the percentage for adults in the United States was about 38 percent.
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This statistic shows the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2015. In Japan, less than four percent of adults were classified as obese. In comparison, the percentage for adults in the United States was about 38 percent.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
OECD
Survey time period
as of 2015
Age group
15 years and older
Supplementary notes
Data from 2015 or nearest year available. All values are self-reported data, except where stated otherwise.
According to WHO classification, adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30 are overweight, a BMI of over 30 is classed as obese. BMI is calculated as follows:
Weight (kg)/height (m)².
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